Stephen Port trial: Press Statement

The trial of Stephen Port starts today, Tuesday 4th October. In October 2015, police arrested Stephen Port for the alleged murder of four young men in Barking. The deaths happened over a 15-month period from June 2014 to September 2015. Port faces 29 charges for a range of offences including murder, manslaughter, poisoning, rape and other sexual offences. Port has denied all the charges.

In response to the opening of the trial, Galop Chief Executive Nik Noone stated:

“Our thoughts are with the family and friends of the young men who tragically lost their lives, the survivors that have come forward since and those who are affected by the issues raised in this case.”

Galop has been acting as the key bridge between LGBT communities and the police investigation. We are here if you have experienced any kind of abuse or violence, however and wherever it happened. If you have been affected by the issues around the trial and would like confidential advice and support, you can contact Galop on 0207 704 2040 or

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