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James Berry instructed in inquests into the deaths of “Grindr killer’s” victims

18th November 2019

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.

Inquests into the deaths of Mr Walgate, Mr Kovari, Mr Whitworth and Mr Taylor are being held before HHJ Munro QC. At a pre inquest review on 15 November 2019, the hearing of the inquests was listed for 8 weeks commencing in January 2021 at the Old Bailey.

James Berry is instructed by the Metropolitan Police Service, led by Peter Skelton QC.

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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