Alleged Grindr killer faces new charges


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Stephen Port, 41, who is accused of drugging and murdering four men he met on gay dating websites, faces 17 further charges related to attacks on eight other men. Reporting restrictions were lifted on Monday.

Port is accused of luring men to his flat in east London before killing them. He was originally charged with four counts of murder and four counts of administering a poison. He is now additionally accused of six further counts of administering a poison, seven counts of rape, and four sexual assaults against another eight men.

Port, of Barking, east London, appeared at the Old Bailey on Monday via videolink from Belmarsh prison, pleaded not guilty to all the charges, which are alleged to have taken place between 2011 and 2015.