MET Police chief Cressida Dick has apologised to the family of a victim of serial killer Stephen Port.
Officers missed a series of chances to catch him after he murdered Anthony Walgate in 2014.
Inquests into his death and those of three other victims found “unacceptable” police failings.
The mens’ families called it “one of the most widespread institutional failures in history”.
Sarah Sak, mum of 23-year-old Anthony, said she told police 12 times she believed bus depot chef Port had murdered her son.
After an emotional hour-long meeting with Commissioner Dick last Tuesday, Sarah revealed: “She told me, ‘I am sorry, both personally and on behalf of The Met — had police listened to what you said, things would have turned out a lot differently’.”
Sarah, 55, added: “I believe she meant it. I feel lighter knowing changes are being made, even though nothing will bring my son back.”
Port, 46, killed Anthony with date-rape drug GHB and went on to murder Gabriel Kovari, 22, Daniel Whitworth, 21, and Jack Taylor, 25, in a similar way. The fiend, of Barking in East London, got a whole life sentence in 2016.
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