Families of some of serial killer Stephen Port’s victims are set to sue the Met – saying they feel “that the police didn’t do their jobs”.
The relatives of three of his four victims – Daniel Whitworth, Anthony Walgate and Jack Taylor – believe the force did not do enough to investigate or prevent the deaths.
Port was sentenced to life imprisonment.
“Stephen Port obviously took Jack’s life but we feel that the police didn’t do their jobs, with any of the families,” Donna Taylor told the BBC’s Victoria Derbyshire programme.
“As far as we’re concerned, they have played a massive part in Jack’s death because if they had done their jobs properly, Jack would still be here today.
“There is no other way of looking at that and we feel we want them to be held accountable. We want the answers of why they didn’t do this, didn’t do that.”
And Sarah Sak said: “I keep thinking this – if they were four girls would it have been different? If Anthony had been a 23-year-old girl and then Gabriel and then Daniel, if they had all been girls in that area found in suspicious circumstances, I think there would have been a lot more media coverage as well.”