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Luke Walker granted bail from Crete prison

  • 19 October 2010
  • From the section England
Luke Walker and Chelsea Hyndman
Image caption Luke Walker is accused of beating Chelsea Hyndman to death

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.

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