Daniel Whitworth, 21 Whitworth had been living with his partner Ricky Waumsley in Gravesend in Kent after meeting through Lads Lads dating website.
He loved his work as a chef at One Moorgate Place and later Canary Wharf, and was “passionate” about cooking, according to his partner.
He agreed to Port’s offer of £800 for an overnight date and told his friend Ellie Green about it “in case I get killed”.
As an extra precaution, he told her he had a small knife but was going to take scissors with him.
Just under a year after Whitworth’s death, Taylor had been drinking beer and a couple of whiskies at the Trading Club in Dagenham.Around August 23 2014, he moved to Port’s flat in Barking where the defendant agreed to put him up on the sofa rent-free.Kovari told a friend that he did not want to sleep with Port, who he described as “kinda different” but said the place was worth it.He occasionally worked as a male escort, which is how he came into contact with Port through a website called Sleepyboys.The student was cautious about the men he met through the site and always told his friends where he was going and showed them a photo of who he was meeting.