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Man charged with murder of ‘hero’ trans woman in the UK

Man charged with murder of ‘hero’ trans woman in the UK

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A trans woman found dead her in flat in the United Kingdom was hailed as a local ‘hero’ of the LGBTI community.

Police have charged Martin Saberi, 53, with alleged murder of Amy Griffiths.

Griffiths body was found in her flat in Worcester last week, she had suffered head and throat injuries.

Friends of Griffiths’ praised the woman to local media. Connor Turner said the 51-year-old had helped after he ended up becoming homeless.

‘She didn’t have a selfish bone in her body. She helped me through some difficult times when I was younger,’ Turner told Worcester News.

‘I knew her from when I was 15-years-old. I ended up on the streets for a bit. She found me outside a local shopping market and offered to cook me tea.

‘Our friendship blossomed, she taught me how to love myself and care for myself. At the time I was coming out as bisexual.’

‘I was absolutely devastated when I heard about her death. I’m heartbroken.’

Police arrested Saberi in Hackney, London on Monday 14 January, the same day Griffith’s body was discovered.

He refused to leave the cell at the Magistrate’s Court for his first hearing, so it was held in his absence. He then faced the Worcester  Crown Court the following day.

High praise for Griffiths

Other locals described Griffiths as well-mannered and like to help drag queens prepare for their performances.

‘She was just a lovely person with a good sense of humor,’ her friend Mike Davis said.

‘We met quite a while ago, in 2015. Amy lived with her girlfriend at the time.’

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