Fifth arrest as part of Essex lorry deaths investigation
A man has been arrested as part of the investigation into the deaths of 39 migrants in a lorry in Essex. © PA A fifth arrest has been made as part of the investigation into the deaths of 39 migrants in a lorry The man, in his early 20s, was arrested at Dublin port in connection with an outstanding court order, police said.He was arrested on an unrelated matter, but it is understood that Essex Police has an interest in the man as part of their investigation into the deaths of eight women and 31 men found in the refrigerated trailer in an industrial park in Grays in the early hours of Wednesday.
British police said they had arrested two more people over the deaths of 39 people found in a truck , believed to be Chinese nationals, on suspicion of human Police tape is seen at the entrance to the Port of Tilbury where the bodies of immigrants are being held by authorities , following their discovery
Much of the case has remained shrouded in mystery since the bodies were discovered early Wednesday in Grays, about 25 miles east of London, after someone called an ambulance. The driver of the truck , identified as Morris Robinson, 25, from Northern Ireland
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.
Vietnam receives documents from UK on truck victims
DIEM THINH, Vietnam (AP) — Vietnam's government said Monday that it has received from British authorities the documents of four of the people found dead in the back of a truck in England last week to help determine whether any of them are Vietnamese. The documents were handed over to Vietnam's ministry of public security and will be used to help identify the victims, Deputy Foreign Minister Pham Thanh Son was cited by the VNExpress news website as saying.It was not immediately clear what type of documents were sent.
Grays, England (AP) -- Authorities found 39 people dead in a truck in an industrial park in England on Wednesday and arrested the driver on suspicion of murder in one of Britain' s worst human-smuggling tragedies. Before it' s here, it' s on the Bloomberg Terminal. LEARN MORE .
Two more people have been arrested in England as part of the investigation into the deaths of 39 people found in the back of a lorry in Essex, police have said. A man and a woman, both 38 and both from Warrington, were arrested on suspicion of conspiracy to traffic people and on suspicion of 39
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.
The new arrests came as police began the grim process of conducting post-mortem examinations of the dead. The remains of 11 people from the truck were transported by ambulance from the Port of Tilbury to a mortuary under police escort on Thursday, and the post-mortems were to begin Friday.
12 migrants found alive in refrigerated truck in Belgium
Twelve migrants have been found alive in a refrigerated truck in northern Belgium. The men, who were originally from Syria and Sudan, were discovered by police in a motorway parking area outside Antwerp.Officers went to the scene after the driver of the vehicle, which was carrying fruit and vegetables, alerted authorities.The group has now been taken to an immigration office in the city.It comes a week after 39 migrants were found dead in the back of a lorry in Essex.
The 25-year-old truck driver remains in custody after being arrested following the grim discovery of the bodies in the back of his refrigerated truck in the early hours of Wednesday. Detectives will decide later whether to charge him with an offense, release him or ask a court for more time to question him.
39 people have been found dead in a truck container in southeast England, UK police say. Police in southeastern England said that 39 people were found dead inside a truck container Authorities said they believed the lorry originated in Bulgaria and entered the country at Holyhead on October 19.
Essex Police said 31 men and eight women were found dead in the truck early Wednesday at an industrial park in Grays, a town 25 miles (40 kilometers) east of London.
Although U.K. police said they believed the dead were Chinese citizens, Chinese officials told reporters in Beijing that the nationalities and identities of the victims had not yet been confirmed.
Chinese Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Hua Chunying said China was working in cooperation with local authorities.
"No matter where these victims come from, this is a great tragedy which drew the attention of the international community to the issue of illegal immigration," she said. "The international community should further strengthen cooperation in this area, strengthen sharing of information and intelligence ... to prevent such tragedies from happening again."
Northern Irish man charged with manslaughter over 39 deaths in UK truck - RTE
Northern Irish man charged with manslaughter over 39 deaths in UK truck - RTEEamon Harrison, 23, appeared in court in Dublin to face 41 charges of manslaughter, human trafficking and conspiracy to assist unlawful immigration after the endorsement of a European Arrest Warrant, RTE said.
The case began when an ambulance service was called at 1:40 a.m No cause of death has been made public. Police said one victim appeared to be a teenager but gave no further details. Bulgarian authorities said they could not yet confirm that the truck had started its journey in that country.
Image caption The arrested lorry driver has been named locally as Mo Robinson, from the Portadown area of County Armagh. Media captionEssex lorry deaths : CCTV shows arrival at industrial park. The most common one is being hidden in the back of a lorry, but increasingly commercial shipping
Hua said Chinese authorities were also seeking information from police in Belgium, since the shipping container in which the bodies were found was sent to England from the Belgian port of Zeebrugge.
Human smuggling from China is believed to have fallen drastically in recent years amid the country's rapidly growing domestic economy. However, some Chinese, particularly those with lesser education, continue to be drawn to Europe and North America by the promise of much higher wages than they can earn at home, despite the considerable risks involved.
Parts of China, especially the southeastern province of Fujian, have long histories of sending migrants abroad.
Man arrested in Ireland over 39 truck deaths in Britain
LONDON (AP) — A 22-year-old man has been arrested in Ireland in connection with the deaths of 39 people whose bodies were found in a container truck in southeast England last week. A spokesman for the Dublin High Court said Eamonn Harrison, of Newry in Northern Ireland, appeared in court Friday. Irish police could not immediately confirm when he was arrested. He was ordered detained until a hearing on Nov. 11. Police have charged 25-year-old Maurice Robinson, also from Northern Ireland, with 39 counts of manslaughter and conspiracy to traffic people.
Police in the UK are scrambling this morning to solve not just one murder, but 39 killings that all surfaced at the same time. It’ s not immediately clear how authorities first learned of the truck and its gruesome contents, but a report from CNN claims that emergency medical responders alerted police.
UK Truck Deaths . UK police on Wednesday announced the discovery of 39 dead bodies in a truck container in Essex, a county in southeast England. Police have arrested the 25-year-old driver of the truck on suspicion of murder and he remains in police custody.
The issue is a difficult one for China's ruling Communist Party, which is intensely sensitive about China's international image and has staked much of its legitimacy to rule on improving living standards for the bulk of China's 1.4 billion people.
In an editorial Friday, the party newspaper Global Times said authorities in Britain and elsewhere hadn't done enough to crack down on people smuggling.
"Such a serious humanitarian disaster occurred under the eyes of the British and Europeans," the newspaper said. "Britain and the related European countries have not met their responsibility for protecting these people from dying in such a manner."
British police believe the truck and container took separate journeys before ending up at the industrial park. They say the container traveled by ferry from Zeebrugge to Purfleet, England, where it arrived early Wednesday and was picked up by the truck driver and driven the few miles to Grays.
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.
SIDS (sudden infant death syndrome) was more prevalent during the time of these murders, and few people at the hospital batted an eye diagnosing 9 babies with SIDS as the cause of death . When officials started looking at the stats though, she came clean and admitted she was murdering them.
A murder investigation has been launched following the gruesome discovery in the early hours of Wednesday 23 October. It is being led by Essex police with assistance from the UK ’ s National Crime Agency.
The truck cab, which is registered in Bulgaria to a company owned by an Irish woman, is believed to have traveled from Northern Ireland to Dublin, where it caught a ferry to Wales, then drove across Britain to pick up the container.
Global Trailer Rentals Ltd told Ireland's national broadcaster RTE the trailer it owns was leased Oct. 15 in County Monaghan, in Ireland, at a rate of 275 euros ($299) per week. The Dublin-based company said it will make the data from its tracking system available to investigators.
The company's directors told RTE it was "shell-shocked" at the news.
Groups of migrants have repeatedly landed on English shores using small boats to make the risky Channel crossing, and migrants are sometimes found in the back of cars and trucks that disembark from the massive ferries that link France and England.
Vietnam arrests two people, questioning others over UK truck deaths - statement
Vietnam arrests two people, questioning others over UK truck deaths - statementAfter 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, the statement posted on their website said.
The truck is said to have entered Britain via the Welsh port of Holyhead on Saturday from Ireland. Johnson told lawmakers in the House of Commons that he is receiving regular updates on the case . Mills did not detail how many of the deceased were men or women, but confirmed that one of those
The truck and trailer were discovered in Grays, Essex, on the outskirts of London four days after it crossed to Great Britain from Ireland to the Welsh port of Holyhead in the West of the nation on Saturday. Police said they were working on identifying the victims, which they said were comprised of
But Wednesday's macabre find in an industrial park was a reminder that criminal gangs are still profiting from large-scale trafficking.
The tragedy recalls the deaths of 58 Chinese migrants who suffocated in a truck in Dover, England, in 2000 after a perilous, months-long journey from China's southern Fujian province. They were found stowed with a cargo of tomatoes after a ferry ride from Zeebrugge, the same Belgian port that featured in the latest tragedy.
In February 2004, 21 Chinese migrants — also from Fujian — who were working as cockle-pickers in Britain drowned when they were caught by treacherous tides in Morecambe Bay in northwest England.
Bodeen reported from Beijing. Raf Casert in Brussels and Shanshan Wang in Beijing contributed.
Vietnam arrests eight in connection with UK truck deaths .
Vietnam arrests eight in connection with UK truck deathsBritish police last week charged two men with manslaughter over the deaths of the group, whose bodies were found inside a container on the truck on Oct. 23.