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Families to sue UK police over Grindr/GBH deaths

Thu 8 Dec 2016 In: International News View at Wayback View at NDHA

The families of four gay men killed on Grindr dates are preparing to take legal action against the UK police, claiming they didn't investigate the earlier cases properly and were homophobic in their characterisation of those the victims. Stephen Port Stephen Port killed Anthony Walgate in June 2014. Police officers failed to make the connection to the subsequent deaths of Gabriel Kovari and Daniel Whitworth, who were killed within days of each other two months later. The deaths were treated as “unexplained”, but no murder investigation took place. The link between the string of murders was that the victims had died of overdoses of date-rape drug GBH which Port had administered in order to stupify them before sexually assaulting them. “As far as we’re concerned, they have played a massive part in Jack’s death because if they had done their jobs properly, Jack would still be here today, said the sister of the fourth murder victim, Jack Taylor. It has now emerged that several other young men Port drugged and assaulted survived the ordeal. And investigations have now been opened into a string of other GHB-related deaths to see if Port is implicated in them.    

Credit: GayNZ.com Daily News staff

First published: Thursday, 8th December 2016 - 11:07am

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