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UK News UK media: 39 truck death victims were all from China

14:30  24 october  2019
14:30  24 october  2019 Source:   msn.com

The Latest: Police: 39 dead in UK truck were from China

  The Latest: Police: 39 dead in UK truck were from China LONDON (AP) — The Latest on the death of 39 people found in a truck container in southeastern England (all times local): 11:50 a.m. British police have confirmed that 39 people found dead in a container truck near an English port were Chinese citizens. The Essex Police force says the dead found Wednesday in the southeastern city of Grays included 31 men and eight women. The force says one victim previously thought to be a teenager was a young adult woman.The 25-year-old truck driver, who is from Northern Ireland, is being questioned on suspicion of attempted murder but has not been charged.

Migrants are increasingly being smuggled into the UK using refrigerated lorries. Robinson's social media is awash with pictures of what appears to be the same cab as the lorry involved in the All 39 people were dead before the emergency services arrived. Boris Johnson said during PMQs that the

The victims were found crammed into the truck 's container, causing speculation of a people trafficking incident. Investigators are unsure how long the truck was in Belgium for. UK police believe the trailer of the Despite the truck 's Bulgarian registration, Bulgaria has no connection to the deaths of the 39

Police escort the truck, that was found to contain a large number of dead bodies, as they move it from an industrial estate in Thurrock, south England, Wednesday Oct. 23, 2019. Police in southeastern England said that 39 people were found dead Wednesday inside a truck container believed to have come from Bulgaria. (AP Photo/Alastair Grant) © Provided by The Associated Press Police escort the truck, that was found to contain a large number of dead bodies, as they move it from an industrial estate in Thurrock, south England, Wednesday Oct. 23, 2019. Police in southeastern England said that 39 people were found dead Wednesday inside a truck container believed to have come from Bulgaria. (AP Photo/Alastair Grant)

LONDON (AP) — British police raided two sites in Northern Ireland and questioned a truck driver as they investigated the deaths of 39 people found in a truck container at an industrial park in southeastern England. British media, citing sources, reported Thursday that the victims were all Chinese citizens.

Chinese paper says Britain must accept responsibility for truck deaths

  Chinese paper says Britain must accept responsibility for truck deaths Chinese paper says Britain must accept responsibility for truck deathsParamedics and police found the bodies of 31 men and eight women on Wednesday on an industrial estate at Grays in Essex, about 20 miles (30 km) east of the British capital.

British media are reporting that the 39 people found dead in the back of a truck in southeastern England were Chinese citizens. The force says one victim previously thought to be a teenager was a young adult woman. The 25-year-old truck driver, who is from Northern Ireland, is being

UK police investigate deaths of 39 people found in truck . The circumstances leading up to their deaths have not been revealed, but illegal immigrants are often stowed trucks in a bid to reach the United Kingdom from the European Lorry death victims were all Chinese nationals, ITV News learns.

The truck's driver — a 25-year-old man from Northern Ireland — has been arrested on suspicion of murder. He has not been charged and his name has not been released.

Essex Police would not confirm the reports by Britain's Press Association, the BBC and ITV on the victims' nationalities.

If so, the tragedy recalls the deaths of 58 migrants in 2000 in a truck in Dover, England who had undertaken a perilous, months-long journey from China's southern Fujian province and were discovered stowed away with a cargo of tomatoes after a ferry ride from Zeebrugge, the same Belgian port used in the latest tragedy.

Britain remains an attractive destination for immigrants, even as the U.K. is negotiating its divorce from the European Union. Upon hearing of the latest deaths, British Prime Minister Boris Johnson vowed in Parliament on Wednesday that people smugglers would be prosecuted to the full extent of the law.

The Latest: 2 more arrests in gruesome UK truck deaths case

  The Latest: 2 more arrests in gruesome UK truck deaths case LONDON (AP) — The Latest on the case of 39 people found dead in a truck in England (all times local): 12:55 p.m. British police say they've arrested two more people in connection with the deaths of 39 people found in the back of a container truck in southeastern England. Police say a man and a woman, both 38 and from Warrington in northwest England, have been arrested on suspicion of manslaughter and conspiracy to traffic people. The 25-year-old12:55 p.m.

39 People Found Dead in Truck Container in Southeast England. THE ASSOCIATED PRESS (GREGORY KATZ and ALASTAIR GRANT). Police were reconstructing the final journey of the victims as they tried to piece together where they were from and how they came to be in England.

The truck in which the 39 bodies were discovered was driven to a secure location for further “It is not yet clear when the victims were placed in the container and whether this happened in Belgium While the circumstances surrounding the deaths are still unclear, Britain has long been a destination

Police escort the truck, that was found to contain a large number of dead bodies, as they move it from an industrial estate in Thurrock, south England, Wednesday Oct. 23, 2019. Police in southeastern England said that 39 people were found dead Wednesday inside a truck container believed to have come from Bulgaria. (AP Photo/Alastair Grant) © Provided by The Associated Press Police escort the truck, that was found to contain a large number of dead bodies, as they move it from an industrial estate in Thurrock, south England, Wednesday Oct. 23, 2019. Police in southeastern England said that 39 people were found dead Wednesday inside a truck container believed to have come from Bulgaria. (AP Photo/Alastair Grant)

Groups of migrants have repeatedly landed on English shores using small boats for the risky Channel crossing, and migrants are sometimes found in the trunks of cars that disembark from the massive ferries that link France and England.

Police forensic officers attend the scene after a truck was found to contain a large number of dead bodies, in Thurrock, South England, Wednesday Oct. 23, 2019. Police in southeastern England said that 39 people were found dead Wednesday inside a truck container believed to have come from Bulgaria. (AP Photo/Alastair Grant) © Provided by The Associated Press Police forensic officers attend the scene after a truck was found to contain a large number of dead bodies, in Thurrock, South England, Wednesday Oct. 23, 2019. Police in southeastern England said that 39 people were found dead Wednesday inside a truck container believed to have come from Bulgaria. (AP Photo/Alastair Grant)

But Wednesday's macabre find in an industrial park was a reminder that criminal gangs are still profiting from large-scale human trafficking.

Authorities arrest 2 more in UK's gruesome truck deaths case

  Authorities arrest 2 more in UK's gruesome truck deaths case LONDON (AP) — British police arrested two more suspects Friday in connection with the deaths of 39 people found in the back of a container truck in southeastern England as the investigation into one of the country's worst human smuggling cases geared up. Police said the man and the woman, both 38 and from Warrington, a town in northwestern England, were arrested on suspicion of manslaughter and conspiracy to traffic people. The 25-year-old driver of the truck remains in custody on suspicion of murder.

Multiple British media outlets are reporting that the 39 people found dead in a truck were Chinese nationals. The revelation comes after two buildings were raided in The 39 people found dead inside a refrigerated truck in southeastern England were Chinese nationals, according to British media reports.

Media playback is unsupported on your device. Media captionThirty nine bodies were found inside the trailer. The bodies of 39 people have been found in a lorry Deputy Chief Constable Pippa Mills said identifying the victims remained a "number one priority", but was expected to be a "lengthy process".

The truck and the trailer with the people inside apparently took separate journeys before ending up at the Waterglade Industrial Park in Grays, 25 miles (40 kilometers) east of London, where it was found overnight Wednesday. British police said they believe the container went from the port of Zeebrugge to Purfleet, England, where it arrived early Wednesday. The truck cab is believed to have come from Northern Ireland.

U.K. authorities have warned for several years that people smugglers are turning to Dutch and Belgian ports because of increased security on the busiest trade route between Calais in France and Dover in England.

Britain's National Crime Agency warned in 2016 that people smuggling using containers on ferries was "the highest-priority organized immigration crime threat." The same year, the U.K. Border Force identified Zeebrugge and the Hook of Holland in the Netherlands as key launching points for people trafficking into Britain.

Police escort the truck, that was found to contain a large number of dead bodies, as they move it from an industrial estate in Thurrock, south England, Wednesday Oct. 23, 2019. Police in southeastern England said that 39 people were found dead Wednesday inside a truck container believed to have come from Bulgaria. (AP Photo/Alastair Grant) © Provided by The Associated Press Police escort the truck, that was found to contain a large number of dead bodies, as they move it from an industrial estate in Thurrock, south England, Wednesday Oct. 23, 2019. Police in southeastern England said that 39 people were found dead Wednesday inside a truck container believed to have come from Bulgaria. (AP Photo/Alastair Grant) Police escort the truck, that was found to contain a large number of dead bodies, as they move it from an industrial estate in Thurrock, south England, Wednesday Oct. 23, 2019. Police in southeastern England said that 39 people were found dead Wednesday inside a truck container believed to have come from Bulgaria. (AP Photo/Alastair Grant) © Provided by The Associated Press Police escort the truck, that was found to contain a large number of dead bodies, as they move it from an industrial estate in Thurrock, south England, Wednesday Oct. 23, 2019. Police in southeastern England said that 39 people were found dead Wednesday inside a truck container believed to have come from Bulgaria. (AP Photo/Alastair Grant)

UK police seek 2 brothers in container death case .
LONDON (AP) — British police say they are searching for two brothers from Northern Ireland as the investigation widens into the deaths of 39 people who were found in a truck container in southeastern England. Authorities are searching for 40-year-old Ronan Hughes and his 34-year-old brother Christopher Hughes. Both men, who are from Armagh in Northern Ireland, also have ties to the Republic of Ireland. Both are wanted on suspicion of manslaughter and human trafficking.Detective Chief Superintendent Stuart Hooper said Tuesday that "finding and speaking to the Hughes brothers is crucial to our investigation.

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