How Police Missed the Grindr Killer

How Police Missed the Grindr Killer ★★★

Re-aired to follow up Four Lives, BBC One's recent dramatisation of the struggle to bring Stephen Port to justice. There are parts of Steven Grandison's documentary that have a "Brass Eye never happened" vibe, with plenty of dramatic noises and flashes of light that herald a death or a photo of the killer. The core message comes through loud and clear, though; in the hunt for Port, the police contributed less detective work than several ordinary members of the public doing Google searches, and that's because when it comes to LGBT people and/or sex workers the Met absolutely could not give less of a shit. No, perhaps that's unfair - perhaps the Port case was just a trial run for their current insistence that they can't possibly investigate crimes that happened in the past. I mean, do you think they have a time machine or something?

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