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Murdered transsexual prostitute was a niece of Guildford Four’s Hill

A transsexual prostitute who was related to one of the Guildford Four was strangled at her home in London by a man who had visited her for a sexual encounter, a court has been told.

Alleged killer Leon Fyle (22), who denies murder, arranged the encounter with prostitute Destiny Lauren (29) at her flat in Kentish Town, north-west London last year, Snaresbrook Crown Court was told yesterday.

Miss Lauren’s family is from Belfast. Her mother Elizabeth Hill committed suicide in 2005 and her uncle is Paul Hill of the Guildford Four.

The court heard that Fyle had taken a train to Miss Lauren's flat where she regularly entertained punters.

He strangled Miss Lauren before fleeing with his alleged victim's jewellry and mobile phone while her brother downed cans of lager on the stairs, the court heard.

Prosecutor Duncan Penny said: “Just before quarter to one in the morning on a dark November night last year, a man boarded a bus on Kentish Town Road and he travelled south to Kings Cross.

“He was carrying property which didn't belong to him, including at the very least a mobile telephone, a watch and a ring.

“Earlier that evening that same man had travelled across London, all the way from St Mary Cray station in Kent.

“The purpose of the trip had been to visit a prostitute for a sexual encounter. But that man was not interested in any sort of prostitute.

“In his case on that night, that man had been interested in visiting a pre-operative transsexual prostitute.

“For Destiny Lauren, a 29-year-old pre-operative transsexual who lived in a flat at 2C Leighton Crescent in Kentish Town, from where she operated as a prostitute, that man was to be her last customer.”

The trial continues.

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