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Families of Stephen Port murder victims issue plea for information through solicitors

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The families of Anthony Walgate, 23, Jack Taylor, 25, Daniel Whitworth, 21, and Gabriel Kovari, 22, have instructed civil liberties and police action specialists Neil Hudgell and Andrew Petherbridge of Hudgell Solicitors and Leslie Thomas QC of Garden Court Chambers.

A statement from the families’ legal team:

Neil Hudgell, of Hudgell Solicitors, said: “The Metropolitan Police have publically acknowledged that the evidence heard at Stephen Port’s trial identified potentially missed opportunities to catch Port sooner.

“There are many serious questions which the families of these young men need answering through the on-going IPCC investigation and any future inquests.  It is essential that we establish whether the police response to the deaths of these young men was thorough and appropriate, including whether discrimination played any part in their actions.

“The families expect the IPCC to fully scrutinise the investigative work undertaken by the police and examine how any potential similarities between the cases were considered.

“The families rightly want the police to be held to account but it is too early at this stage to say what form any legal action may take, the emphasis right now is on information gathering.

We urge anyone with information they believe could be relevant to the IPCC investigation to contact the IPCC directly on 0800 151 0021 or email barking&dagenham@ipcc.gsi.gov.uk. Alternatively, the legal team can be contacted directly on portenquiry@hudgellsolicitors.co.uk

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