A bungling Greek court has summoned a Castleford woman – allegedly killed by her boyfriend in Crete – to be a witness at his trial, it has been claimed.
Tragic 20-year-old Chelsea Hyndman died while on holiday with boyfriend Luke Walker, 24, in Crete in May 2010. The couple are pictured.
Chelsea’s mother Heather Hyndman, 47, said the summons from the Greek court – calling for Chelsea to be a witness at Walker’s trial on October 16 – left her upset and said she “couldn’t believe it.”
Walker has been charged with causing Chelsea’s death by actual bodily harm.
Heather Hyndman said she has faced a wall of silence from the Greek authorities and claims the letter addressed to Chelsea is the first she has heard about the date of Walker’s trial.
She said: “The Greek court said it was nothing to do with me because I’m not a witness – it’s my daughter, how can it be nothing to do with me? Greek police haven’t spoken to me once”
Chelsea and her boyfriend Walker, of the West Midlands, had gone to Malia in Crete to work for the summer.
She died a day after being admitted to hospital suffering severe abdominal pain. She underwent an emergency operation, but died in the intensive care unit of ruptured internal organs.
Heather Hyndman and her partner Neil Lorriman and family plan to fly to Malia for the trial.
She said: “I think we are getting on with life the best we can, and things like this bring it all back again.
“I’m dreading going to court, I’m just glad my family can be with me.”