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Alleged GHB serial killer Stephen Port charged with attacks on eight other men

2016-07-25
A London man accused of poisoning four men to death with GHB after luring them to his house using gay dating apps has been charged with sex attacks on eight more people, according to reports in The Guardian. Stephen Port has now been charged with six further counts of administering a poison, seven of rape and four sexual assaults against another eight men between 2011 and 2015. He pleaded not guilty to all the charges at the Old Bailey on Monday (July 25). The 41-year-old's trial is due to take place in October, after being delayed for six months due to the depth of the investigation into his alleged crimes. Stephen Port, 41, was accused of administering lethal doses of party drug GHB to four victims in 2015. The police came under fire from LGBT rights campaigner Peter Tatchell after failing to link three of the victims' deaths when they first came to light. "It is appalling that the police did not alert the gay community last year that a serial killer could be on the loose. Concerns were raised with the police at the time by a friend of one the victims, Gabriel Kovari, but they seem to have been ignored",  Tatchell said. "Four young men are dead. This appeal should have been made in June and August last year after the first two deaths. If the police had done that, some of these men might still be alive". The accused, 41, was charged with murder in October 2014, more than a year after the first body was found. Student Anthony Walgate, 23, was found dead on Cooke Street in Barking on 19 June 2014. On August 28 2014, the body of 22-year-old Gabriel Kovari was discovered close to a churchyard nearby. On 20 September last year, the body of Daniel Whitworth, 21, was found in the same spot. Then, on September 14 2015, 21-year-old Jack Taylor was found dead in Barking Abbey ruins. The bodies were all found within a 300 metres of each other. More stories: Made in Chelsea’s Ollie Locke comes out as gay Gay escorts see a rise in business during Republican National Convention