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UK News Essex lorry deaths: what happened to the 39 victims?

14:00  23 october  2019
14:00  23 october  2019 Source:   theweek.co.uk

Essex Lorry Deaths: Police Search For Driver Who Delivered Container To Belgian Port Before 39 People Discovered Dead

  Essex Lorry Deaths: Police Search For Driver Who Delivered Container To Belgian Port Before 39 People Discovered Dead Police are urgently trying to track down the driver who delivered the trailer, later discovered to contain 39 people, to a port in Belgian before being shipped to the UK. The Belgian prosecutor’s office said officers were attempting to find the driver who delivered the refrigerated container to Zeebrugge on Tuesday. Essex Police were called to the Grays Waterglade Industrial Park in Grays just before 1.40am on Wednesday. Thirty-nine people, initially believed to be Chinese nationals, were found dead inside the container. Missing person reports now suggest that a number of the victims may have been from Vietnam, however formal identification has not yet taken place.

The victims , found at the Waterglade industrial park in Grays, included one teenager and the remaining were adults, Essex police said. The force said the lorry is believed to be from Bulgaria but entered the country in Holyhead, the Welsh port town that serves Ireland. The home secretary, Priti Patel, said

The victims , which include one teenager, were found at the Watergate Industrial Park in Thurrock, Essex A murder investigation has been launched after 39 bodies were found in a lorry container on an Our enquiries are ongoing to establish what has happened . "We are in the process of identifying

  Essex lorry deaths: what happened to the 39 victims? © Provided by Dennis Publishing Limited

Police have launched a murder investigation after 39 bodies were found in a lorry container in Essex.

Officers made the discovery after being called to Waterglade Industrial Park in Grays at around 1.40am on Wednesday. The lorry driver, a 25-year-old man from Northern Ireland, has been arrested on suspicion of murder.

“Witnesses at the scene reported that at least nine police cars and around 15 officers are currently blocking off Eastern Avenue in Grays, which is just a short distance from intu Lakeside and the M25 Dartford Crossing,” reports local news site Essex Live.

Truck driver charged with manslaughter of 39 people in U.K., as Vietnamese families fear relatives among the dead

  Truck driver charged with manslaughter of 39 people in U.K., as Vietnamese families fear relatives among the dead Maurice Robinson, a 25-year-old from Northern Ireland, was charged Saturday with the manslaughter of 39 people found inside a refrigerated trailer of the truck he was driving in England on Wednesday. Robinson has also been charged with people trafficking, immigration, and money laundering offenses, police said. The deaths may be related to human trafficking, and while police have said they cannot confirm the victims' nationality at this time,The deaths may be related to human trafficking, and while police have said they cannot confirm the victims' nationality at this time, several Vietnamese families have come forward with information that their relatives may be among the dead.

Thirty-nine bodies have been found in a orry container in Essex , police have said. The discovery of 38 adults and one teenager was made at an industrial estate in Thurrock. Our enquiries are ongoing to establish what has happened . “We are in the process of identifying the victims , however I anticipate

A 25-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of murder after 39 people were found dead at Waterglade Industrial Park in Grays.

Who were the victims?

The dead people are believed to comprise 38 adults and one teenager. The lorry was reportedly registered in Bulgaria and entered the UK on Saturday at Holyhead ferry port in Anglesey, North Wales.

“Holyhead is the second-busiest ferry port in the UK after Dover, and serves as a major route from Ireland to mainland Britain,” says The Telegraph, which notes that the bodies were found more than 300 miles away.

Police are in the process of identifying the victims, but Chief Superintendent Andrew Mariner said “this could be a lengthy process”.

“This is a tragic incident where a large number of people have lost their lives. Our enquiries are ongoing to establish what has happened,” he said.

Home Secretary Priti Patel tweeted that she was “shocked and saddened by this utterly tragic incident in Grays”.

Essex lorry deaths: driver charged over killing 39 migrants

  Essex lorry deaths: driver charged over killing 39 migrants A lorry driver has been charged with killing 39 migrants who were found dead in a trailer in Essex. © Provided by Johnston Publishing Ltd Maurice Robinson, 25, is due to appear at Chelmsford Magistrates’ Court tomorrow.He is charged with 39 counts of manslaughter, conspiracy to traffic people, conspiracy to assist unlawful immigration and money laundering.Robinson, who is known as Mo and is from Northern Ireland, was arrested shortly after the bodies of eight women and 31 men were found in the refrigerated trailer in an industrial park in Grays on Wednesday.

“Our enquiries are ongoing to establish what has happened .” The emergency services were called According to the police, one teenager is among the dead , but determining the victims ’ identity will “We have arrested the lorry driver in connection with the incident who remains in police custody as

Welcome to the Essex Police website. Emergency services arrived but sadly, 39 people were pronounced dead at the scene. Our enquiries are ongoing to establish what has happened . "We are in the process of identifying the victims , however I anticipate that this could be a lengthy process.

Fellow Tory and Thurrock MP Jackie Doyle-Price tweeted: “Sickening news of 39 people found dead in a container in Grays. People trafficking is a vile and dangerous business.”

However, The Sun notes that “it is not clear whether they were victims of human trafficking”.

Has anything like this happened before in the UK?

Five years ago, an asylum-seeker died and dozens of others were rushed to hospital after 35 people were found in a lorry in Tilbury Docks, Essex. The dead man, named as 40-year-old Meet Singh Kapoor, from Afghanistan, had a heart attack during the journey from Belgium.

Two drivers were subsequently jailed for people smuggling.

In 2000, 58 dead bodies were found in a lorry in Dover, Kent. The victims, all Chinese illegal immigrants, were believed to have died of asphyxiation after being trapped in the container for more than 18 hours.

The driver was jailed for 14 years.

More on Essex lorry deaths: what happened to the 39 victims?

Essex Lorry Deaths: Two Arrests Made In Vietnam As Extradition Proceedings Begin For Irish Suspect .
Police in Vietnam have arrested two people on suspicion of involvement in the deaths of 39 people whose bodies were found in the back of a lorry in Grays, Essex, last week. After 10 Vietnamese families reported their relatives missing, fearing they were among the 39 victims, Ha Tinh regional police launched a criminal investigation into suspected human trafficking, a statement posted on the website said. Two people have been arrested and others brought in for questioning, it said. The investigation would also look at similar incidents that occurred over the last five years.

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