Grindr killer Stephen Port handed life sentence for murders of four young men

Grindr killer Stephen Port handed life sentence for murders of four young men

Stephen Port was tried and convicted at the Old Bailey (credit: Twitter @metpoliceuk)

Friday, November 25, 2016

Grindr killer Stephen Port has been sentenced to life in prison for murdering four young men.

The serial killer will spend the rest of his natural life behind bars after being convicted of killing Jack Taylor, Anthony Walgate, Gabriel Kovari and Daniel Whitworth. 

Port stalked his victims on dating websites and apps like Grindr, plying them drinks spiked with fatal amounts of GHB and raping them while they were unconscious.

He disposed of the bodies either in or near his flat in Barking, and took elaborate steps to cover his tracks. He repeatedly lied to police, destroyed their mobile phones, and even placed a fake suicide note in the hands of one of his victims to pin the blame for the death of another. 

Following a trial at the Old Bailey, Port was found guilty of the murders along with a string of sex offences against seven other men. 

Relatives of the victims expressed their jubilation as the judge told the 41-year-old he would never be released.