Transplant woman is murdered after party

A WOMAN who once had a life-saving kidney transplant operation was strangled after leaving an all-night party on Saturday morning.

Samantha Walker, a 22- year-old supermarket checkout assistant, from Tetbury, Gloucestershire, was yesterday named as the woman whose partly-clothed body was found dumped on wasteground in Malmesbury, Wiltshire, on Saturday - 30 yards from the scene of the noisy party where she had been celebrating a friend's 21st birthday.

Samantha, who was an only child, was identified by her parents, John, a caretaker at a recreation ground, and Patricia. As a little girl she was given one of her father's kidneys.

A man was last night charged with murder and will appear before magistrates in Chippenham, Wiltshire, today.