A NEW date has been set for the trial of a 53-year-old man who has denied the murder of a transgender woman in Droitwich, wounding with intent and possession of a knife.

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

As previously reported, Amy Griffiths, aged 51, 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.

In September we reported that in the latest hearing of the case at the court, Judge Robert Juckes QC expressed concerns that the original trial date would be missed.

And this materialised as the trial that was due to take place earlier this week did not go ahead.

Now the trial has been scheduled to begin next Wednesday, October 9, at Worcester Crown Court.