Luke Walker granted bail from Crete prison
- 19 October 2010
- From the section England
A Black Country man accused of murdering his girlfriend in Crete has been given bail after being imprisoned for 150 days without a trial date.
Luke Walker, of Brierley Hill, West Midlands, was arrested over the death of his 21-year-old girlfriend Chelsea Hyndman, from West Yorkshire, in May.
The 22-year-old is expected to be released from jail in the next 24 hours but must remain on the Greek island.
His release is conditional upon his family depositing a surety of £13,000.
Earlier on Tuesday, the issue of his detention in the prison without a trial date was raised in the House of Commons.
Prisons Minister Crispin Blunt said the delay was a cause of regret, but he said the Foreign Office was working with the Greek authorities.
Mr Walker is accused of beating Miss Hyndman to death.