Inquest to consider Police omissions

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Dr Anton van Dellen is instructed to represent the partner of Daniel Whitworth in an inquest investigating the linked deaths of four young men in East London.  At the Old Bailey, Her Honour Judge Sarah Munro QC sitting as an Assistant Coroner ordered that that there was reason to suspect that omissions of Police officers caused or contributed to some of their deaths and that, consequently, the inquest would be held with a jury.  The Court also considered whether the scope of the inquest should consider Police institutional prejudice.  The inquest will start in January 2021 and will last for 8 weeks.  There has been extensive press coverage of the hearing:

https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2019/11/15/stephen-port-jury-decide-whether-police-blunders-result-homophobia/

https://www.itv.com/news/london/2019-11-15/serial-killer-s-victim-s-inquest-to-probe-possible-police-predjudice/

https://www.expressandstar.com/news/uk-news/2019/11/15/inquest-jury-to-consider-possible-police-prejudice-in-stephen-port-probe/

https://www.shropshirestar.com/news/uk-news/2019/11/15/inquest-jury-to-consider-possible-police-prejudice-in-stephen-port-probe/

https://www.belfasttelegraph.co.uk/news/uk/inquest-jury-to-consider-possible-police-prejudice-in-stephen-port-probe-38696093.html

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-7688885/Stephen-Ports-victims-inquests-examine-police-anti-gay-prejudice.html

https://www.barkinganddagenhampost.co.uk/news/were-police-institutionally-homophobic-1-6378429

https://www.gravesendreporter.co.uk/news/were-police-institutionally-homophobic-1-6378429

https://www.kentonline.co.uk/gravesend/news/inquest-of-serial-killers-victims-to-open-216545/

https://www.guardian-series.co.uk/uk_national_news/18040310.inquest-jury-consider-possible-police-prejudice-stephen-port-probe/

https://www.northwichguardian.co.uk/uk_national_news/18040310.inquest-jury-consider-possible-police-prejudice-stephen-port-probe/

https://www.independent.ie/world-news/europe/serial-grindr-killer-stephen-port-probe-jury-to-consider-possible-police-prejudice-in-initial-investigations-38696098.html


Related barristers: Dr Anton van Dellen