Grindr serial killer Stephen Port found guilty of three murders

The 41-year-old poisoned the men and dumped their bodies

Grindr serial killer Stephen Port found guilty of three murders

Handout CCTV image issued by Metropolitan Police of Stephen Port arriving at a flat to buy drugs carrying a black bag which was shown to a jury at the Old Bailey | Image: Metropolitan Police PA Wire/PA Images

A man in Britain has been found guilty at the Old Bailey of the murder of three men.

Serial killer Stephen Port (41) sought gay men on the dating app Grindr and poisoned them so he could have sex with them while they were unconscious.

Port has been convicted of murdering Jack Taylor, Daniel Whitworth and Gabriel Kovari.

He dumped their bodies in or near a graveyard within 500 metres from his flat in east London.

Port disposed of their mobile phones, repeatedly lied to police and planted a fake suicide note in the hand of one of his victims, taking the blame for the death of another.

Port denied all the charges against him but was found guilty of the murders of the three men as well as a range of sexual offences against more men.

Jurors have yet to reach verdicts relating to other charges including those around the death of Port's first alleged murder victim, Anthony Walgate.

Mr Justice Openshaw gave the jurors a majority direction on the remaining counts and said he would accept a majority of at least 10 to two.

He sent the jury of 10 women and two men back out to continue deliberating.