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Boyfriend of West Yorkshire woman charged with murder

Luke Walker being escorted by police
Luke Walker (r) was remanded in custody on a charge of murder

The boyfriend of a West Yorkshire woman who died in Crete has been charged with her murder.

Chelsea Hyndman, 21, from Castleford, died in hospital on Monday after suffering ruptured internal organs.

Luke Walker, 22, of Brierley Hill in the West Midlands, was remanded in custody by the court in Heraklion.

Mr Walker's lawyer said he planned to apply for bail. Doctors said Ms Hyndman's injuries were caused by physical violence.

'Perfect daughter'

His lawyer, George Koundourakis, said: "He is in prison now but we are going to file an appeal for bail next week.

"It is too early to say when the trial will be."

It was originally thought that Mr Walker would face the lesser charge of causing fatal bodily injury.

Ms Hyndman died the day after she was admitted to hospital in Heraklion suffering from severe abdominal pain.

She was transferred to the Venizelio hospital where she had an emergency operation but died in the intensive care unit.

In a statement issued through police on Wednesday Ms Hyndman's mother described her as "full of life, very outgoing and the perfect daughter".

"We have lost not just a daughter but a best friend," she said.

It is understood that Ms Hyndman and Mr Walker were intending to spend the summer working on the island.



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