THE trial of a man accused of murdering a transgender woman is set to start next month.

Martin Saberi denies the murder of Amy Griffiths between January 11 and January 14 last year.

Ms Griffiths, who was 51, was discovered dead at her flat in Chalverton Court, Droitwich, on January 14. Police said she had suffered head and throat injuries.

The trial is due to start at Worcester Crown Court on Monday, May 18.

Saberi is currently in custody.