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Inquests into the deaths of “Grindr killer’s” victims begin

5th October 2021

In November 2016, Stephen Port was convicted of the assaults by penetration, rapes and murders of Anthony Walgate, 23, Gabriel Kovari, 22, Daniel Whitworth, 21, and Jack Taylor, 25, as well as the rapes of three men, ten counts of administering a substance with intent, and four sexual assaults.

The hearings of the inquests into the deaths of Mr Walgate, Mr Kovari, Mr Whitworth and Mr Taylor commenced today before HHJ Munro QC, sitting with a jury. These are among a small number of Judge-led inquests:

James Berry is instructed by the Metropolitan Police Service, led by Peter Skelton QC along with Gideon Barth.

Edward Pleeth appeared in the Divisional Court in 2017 for HM Senior Coroner for East London in her successful application to quash the inquisitions in the inquests she had conducted into the deaths of Mr Kovari and Mr Whitworth before Port was arrested.

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