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Do you know this alleged London serial killer accused of murdering four gay men?

Do you know this alleged London serial killer accused of murdering four gay men?

Stephen Port is being charged with poisoning four young men he met on gay dating websites

Police are urging people that may know any information about an alleged London serial killer who is accused of murdering four gay men all 25 and under he met on dating apps.

Stephen Port, a chef, is awaiting trial for the deaths of four men he is accused of poisoning to death.

The four young men were:

  • Anthony Patrick Walgate, 23 from Barnet
  • Gabriel Kovari, 22, from Lewisham
  • Daniel Whitworth, 21 from Gravesend in Kent
  • Jack Taylor, 25 from Dagenham

All four men were found in and around the churchyard of St Margaret’s Church in Barking in between June 2014 and September 2015.

Police had initially failed to make a connection between the deaths. The Met has referred itself to the Independent Police Complaints Commission over this failure.

In an unusual appeal, detectives are asking for anyone who has ‘knowledge’ of Port to come forward.

Detective Chief Inspector Tim Duffield, who is leading the murder inquiry, said: ‘We are keen to speak to anyone who may have information in connection with these incidents, no matter how insignificant you may think it is.

‘If you have any reservations about speaking to the police, please rest assured that your call will be dealt with in the strictest confidence.

‘For anyone who feels anxious about talking directly to the police, I would urge them to speak to organisations such as Galop, a specialist charity that supports LGBT people affected by violence and abuse.

‘They will be able to facilitate appropriate support and advice, maintain confidentiality and treat anything you tell them with the utmost sensitivity.’

Anyone with information should call police on 020 8358 0400, Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 or Galop on 020 7704 2040 or online.