The drug dealer who gave gay serial Stephen Port the substances used to kill his victims has escaped jail.
Port killed Anthony Walgate, Gabriel Kovari, Daniel Whitworth and Jack Taylor - aged between 21 and 25 - over the course of roughly 15 months.
He met them on dating apps like Grindr and invited them back to his Dagenham flat, before drugging them with fatal amounts of GBH and methodone.
After raping them, he proceed to dump their bodies and take efforts to cover his tracks. His diversionary tactics included a sham suicide note placed in the hands of Whitworth, which took blame for Kovari's death.
Police discovered Gerald Matovu was linked to Port after finding text messages, and he was subsequently brought up on drug charges.
The 23-year-old pleaded guilty at Southwark Crown Court and was sentenced to a year’s community service, 40 days of drug rehab and 150 hours of unpaid work.
Stephen Port was jailed last November after being convicted of 22 offences against 11 men - four rapes, the four murders, four sexual assaults, and 10 charges of substance administration.