Port loved the world of quick
dates via dating apps, he would often lure men back to his
flat and ply them with the date rape drug GHB.
Thursday 19th June 2014,
Anthony Walgate aged 23, a fashion model, was lured to
Port's flat in Dagenham, Essex, after falling for Port's
trap on dating app Grindr.
Once there they had sex and Port
then gave Anthony a fatal dose of the date rape drug GHB.
Port then moved the body into the street outside his flat
before calling the police on 999 saying that there was a man
outside his house who did not look well.
Port was interviewed over the
death, but continued to deny he knew the dead man. He later
admitted he did know him, but had "Panicked" over the death,
but that Anthony had died from taking his own dtugs.
August 2014, Ten weeks
after the death of Anthony, the body of 22-year-old Gabriel
Kovari was found leaning against a wall in a graveyard, by a
local woman walking her dog. The graveyard was just 500
metres from Port's home.
Gabriel's friends did not take
long to find a link between the two murders, they notified
Three weeks later Daniel
Whitworth was found dead in the same graveyard, by the same
dog-walker, place in exactly the same spot as the previous
In Daniel's hand was what at
first appeared to be a suicide note, saying "Please do
not blame the guy I was with last night". That man, as
we now know, was Stephen Port.
It was later discovered that the
handwriting on the note matched that of Port, and his DNA
was on the envelope, but police did not test this at first.
Port served a year in prison for
lying to police, over the Anthony Walgate murder.
Saturday 12th September 2015,
on release he met
fork lift truck driver Jack Taylor, the two were captured on
CCTV at Barking Station, they the went to Port's flat.
Sunday 13th September 2015,
next day Jack's body was found in the same graveyard as the
other victims. Jack's family were told that his dearth was
not being treated as suspicious. The family were not
convinced, and suggested to police that there were clear
links to the other deaths. Police did not accept this and
took no further action initially.
Thursday 245th November 2016,
Port denied 29 charges against him.
By a majority verdict the Jury
convicted Stephen Port of a total of 22 offences against 11
different men, including the four murders, plus four rapes,
10 of administering a substance, and four sexual assaults.
Port was found not guilty of
three rapes relating to two further living complainants.
Friday 25th November 2016,
At the Old Bailey Judge Openshaw gives Port a
Whole Life Tariff, meaning he will
never be eligible for parole.
Metropolitan Police admitted
they missed "Potential Opportunities" and urged other
potential victims of Port to come forward.
Scotland Yard are currently
investigating 58 further cases of death where GHB was
The Independent Police
Complaints Commission is currently investigating how the
Metropolitan police handled the initial investigation into
the four deaths
Currently Seven serving police officers have been served
with gross misconduct notices, advising them their conduct
is under investigation. Another 10 have been served with