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Stephen Port's alleged drug dealer appears in court

Picture of STephen Port
Image caption Stephen Port was found guilty of the murders of four young men

An alleged drug dealer charged with supplying banned substances to serial killer Stephen Port has appeared in court.

Gerald Matovu, of Southwark, south London, is accused of supplying to Port the class B drug mephedrone, between 1 July and 31 August 2015.

The 23-year-old is also alleged to have supplied the class C drug GHB to Port between the same dates.

On Wednesday, Port was found guilty of the murders of four young men.

The 41-year-old chef stalked his victims on dating websites and plied them with drinks spiked with fatal amounts of the drug GHB so he could rape them while they were unconscious.

Appearing at Westminster Magistrates' Court, Mr Matovu spoke only to confirm his name, date of birth and address.

He was granted bail and will next appear at Southwark Crown Court on 22 December.