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Murder accused's father talks about return to Crete

Patrick Walker has told ITV News Central that he feels 'sick' at the thought of returning to the island of Crete for the trial of his son.

Luke Walker, from the Black Country, is accused of killing his girlfriend Chelsea Hyndman in May 2010.

Luke spent two and a half years in a Greek jail but was bailed in October 2012.

His father says the costly trial has left the family in debt.

Luke Walker's family fly out to Crete for murder trial

The family of Luke Walker are flying to Crete today, hoping to clear his name.

The 24-year-old from Brierley Hill in the Black Country is accused of beating his girlfriend to death in May 2010.

Former boyfriend, Luke Walker, denies murder Credit: PA

The couple were in Malia when it's claimed Chelsea Hyndman collapsed with pains in her stomach. She was rushed to hospital for emergency surgery but died from her injuries.

It was three days later when Luke was arrested.

Greek prosecutors claimed she was beaten by Luke, but he says she fell during a night out.

Luke Walker with girlfriend Chelsea Hyndman Credit: ITV

He spent five months in jail in Crete awaiting his trial, he was then granted bail but was not allowed to leave the island.

In October 2012 his trial was adjourned and he was allowed to return to the UK.

He denies murder. The trial starts on Tuesday.

Model attack sentencing

Lasha Horton says her modelling career is over after being told she is scarred for life. Credit: Caters

Judge Jonathon Teare imposed a 14-month jail suspended for two years for assaults that left a Nottinghamshire model scarred for life when her face went through a glass panel.

Lasha Horton, 23, needed over 30 stitches after the incident.

The judge described the assaults as "an entirely reckless act" that had left a young woman scarred for life.

He told Genavese Justin that the only reason she had not been sent to prison immediately was because that would have meant depriving her two-year-old daughter of her mother.

Magistrates in Leicestershire twice as likely to send someone to prison

Magistrates in Leicestershire are more than twice as likely to send someone to prison compared to courts in other parts of the country.

New research from the Howard League for Penal Reform found that criminals in England and Wales face a postcode lottery when they're sentenced.

Magistrates' courts in Leicestershire handed down more than 18,000 sentences during 2011, of which 626 were custodial.


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