Gay ‘killer’s’ par­ents ‘just can’t bear it’

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THE el­derly fa­ther of a man ac­cused of be­ing a gay se­rial killer has told how he and his wife can­not bear to hear the de­tails of the al­leged mur­ders.

Stephen Port ( above), 40, is ac­cused of drug­ging and mur­der­ing four young men he met on gay web­sites.

Speak­ing from his home in Da­gen­ham, east Lon­don, his fa­ther Al­bert, 73, said he took his son some money and books, in­clud­ing a mag­a­zine about space, to the po­lice sta­tion on Sun­day night but has not spo­ken to him since.

He told re­porters: “We’re try­ing not to think about it be­cause of our ages. We just can’t take it. The less we know the bet­ter.

“The po­lice haven’t told us noth­ing be­cause we’re el­derly.”

Port, of Bark­ing, east Lon­don, was charged on Mon­day with four counts of mur­der.

He is due to ap­pear at the Old Bai­ley to­day.

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