Court appearance for man accused of murdering Hull student

Published: Wednesday 21st October 2015 by The News Editor

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The man alleged to have drugged and murdered a student from Hull, along with three other young men, was set to appear at the Old Bailey today (Wednesday).

Anthony Walgate was one of four men found dumped in the vicinity of a churchyard in east London over a 15-month period.

The body of the 23-year-old Middlesex University fashion and design student, who lived in Barnet but was originally from Hull, was found on Cooke Street in June 2014.

Stephen Port, 40, of Cooke Street, Barking, is charged with murdering Mr Walgate and three other men aged in their 20s.

He is also charged with four counts of administering a poison with intent to endanger life or inflict grievous bodily harm.

The alleged killer was due to make his first appearance at the Old Bailey at 10.30am on Wednesday October 21.

It is alleged Port met the men on gay websites before inviting them to his home. He is accused of poisoning the men with the drug GHB.

Port is accused of murdering Mr Walgate as well as 22-year-old Gabriel Kovari; Daniel Whitworth, 21; and Jack Taylor, 25.

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Published: Wednesday 21st October 2015 by The News Editor

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