You probably haven’t heard the name Stephen Port, but he’s about to be an infamous serial killer. Port terrorized London and stole the lives of 23-year-old Anthony Patrick Walgate, 22-year-old Gabriel Kovari, 21-year-old Daniel Whitworth, and 25-year-old Jack Taylor. Port has been using more than one dating app to murder young gay men.
In the last 15 months, Port killed at least four young men. He connected with the men over a dating app and then poisoned the men with GHB, a sedative that can cause unconsciousness. While some people take small doses of GHB recreationally, Port provided an excess amount, which proved deadly.
He’s currently in custody and being held on four counts of murder as well as “administering a poison with intent to endanger life or inflict grievous bodily harm.”
While this tragedy cannot be undone, it serves as a reminder. Be careful. When you meet guys online or on your phone, be safe, wear protection and tell a friend where you’re going.