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Stephen Port trial: Date rape 'serial killer' jury retires

Court drawing of Stephen Port Image copyright Julia Quenzler
Image caption Stephen Port denies a total of 29 charges including murder and rape

The jury in the trial of an alleged serial killer accused of poisoning four men with a date rape drug has retired to consider its verdict.

Stephen Port, 41, allegedly met the men on gay dating websites, then lured them to his Barking flat where he secretly gave them overdoses of GHB.

The victims' bodies were found in or near a graveyard close to Mr Port's home, the Old Bailey has heard.

He denies 29 charges including murder, rape, sexual assault and drugging.

The charges relate to a total of 12 men over a period of three-and-a-half-years.

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Image caption Mr Port is alleged to have murdered the men at his flat in Barking, east London

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