Dr Anton van Dellen appears before Old Bailey Judge appointed to hear fresh inquests

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Dr Anton van Dellen made submissions to the Old Bailey Judge, who was appointed after previous inquests had been quashed, about the scope of the inquests into the deaths of Anthony Walgate, Gabriel Kovari, Daniel Whitworth and Jack Taylor.  His submissions, which were resisted by the Metropolitan Police, were that the non-judicial acts of the previous coroner when delegating inquiries to her coroner’s officers should fall within the scope of the new inquest.  Judgment was reserved.  Anton was instructed by the former partner of Daniel Whitworth.  There has been extensive press coverage of the hearing:

https://www.barkinganddagenhampost.co.uk/news/stephen-port-detectives-not-to-be-disciplined-iopc-says-1-6147758

https://www.barkinganddagenhampost.co.uk/news/pre-inquest-into-barking-killer-s-victims-takes-place-1-6144820

https://www.gravesendreporter.co.uk/news/pre-inquest-into-barking-killer-s-victims-takes-place-1-6144820

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-london-48882145

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-48887754

https://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2019/jul/05/stephen-port-victim-inquests-focus-potential-police-failingsh

https://www.kentonline.co.uk/gravesend/news/justice-hope-for-relatives-of-grindr-killer-victims-207888/

https://www.huffingtonpost.co.uk/entry/stephen-port-who-were-the-four-men-murdered-by-the-grindr-killer_uk_5d1dfdfae4b04c48140ff65ct


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