Barking man in court charged with four counts of murder

Two of the bodies were found near St Margaret's Church in Barking

Two of the bodies were found near St Margaret's Church in Barking - Credit: Archant

A man from Barking will appear in court today charged with four counts of murder and administering poison.

Stephen John Port, 40, of Cooke Street, was charged last night in relation to the deaths of four men, whose bodies were found in Barking between June 2014 and September 2015.

He has also been charged with four counts of administering a poison with intent to endanger life or inflict grievous bodily harm and will appear in custody at Barkingside Magistrates’ Court today.

The charges relate to the deaths of Jack Taylor, 25, from Dagenham, whose body was found near the Abbey Ruins close to North Street on Monday, September 14 and Anthony Patrick Walgate, 23, from Barnet, who was pronounced dead on Cooke Street on June 19 2014.

The charges also relate to the deaths of Gabriel Kovari, 22, from Lewisham, whose body was found near the churchyard of St Margaret’s Church, North Street, on August 28 2014 and Daniel Whitworth, 21, from Gravesend, Kent, whose body was also found near the churchyard on September 20 2014.


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