THE trial of Martin Saberi, who denies the murder of a transgender woman in Droitwich, wounding with intent and possession of a knife, is due to begin this morning.

The 53-year-old denied the murder of Amy Griffiths between January 11 and January 14 this year, when he appeared at Worcester Crown Court in June.

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As previously reported, the 51-year-old was discovered dead at her flat in Chalverton Court, Droitwich, on January 14 this year.

Police said she had suffered head and throat injuries.

After her death, friends described Amy as a 'hero' in the local LGBT community.