Police Urge Gay Community To Come Forward In Murder Investigation
Detectives investigating the murders of four men are appealing for information and witnesses.
The Homicide and Major Crime Command launched an investigation following the deaths in Barking of Anthony Walgate, 23, from Barnet on 19 June 2014; Gabriel Kovari, 22, from Lewisham on 28 August 2014; Daniel Whitworth, 21, from Gravesend on 20 September 2014 and Jack Taylor, 21, from Dagenham, on 14 September 2015.
A man has been charged with four counts of murder. The alleged killer is thought to have met the men all under the age of 26 via gay dating apps and websites.
Detective Chief Inspector Tim Duffield, said:
“We are keen to trace anyone who may have information in connection with these incidents.
“I would encourage anyone with information to come forward, no matter how insignificant you may think it is. If you have any reservations about speaking to the police, please rest assured that your call will be treated in the strictest confidence.”
Anyone with information is asked to contact the incident room on 020 8358 0400 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.
The investigation team are working closely with LGBT independent advisors. If you don’t want to speak to police you can contact the charity Galop at www.Galop.org.ukor via their Shoutline on 020 7704 2040.