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UK News Essex Lorry Deaths: Two Arrests Made In Vietnam As Extradition Proceedings Begin For Irish Suspect

17:25  01 november  2019
17:25  01 november  2019 Source:   huffingtonpost.co.uk

Essex lorry deaths: Police make two more arrests

  Essex lorry deaths: Police make two more arrests Two more people have been arrested in connection with the deaths of 39 people who were found in a lorry container in Essex, police have said. Following warrants in Cheshire, a 38-year-old man and a 38-year-old woman from Warrington have been arrested on suspicion to traffic people and on suspicion of 39 counts of manslaughter.It takes the total number of people in custody to three, with the driver of the lorry arrested on suspicion of murder at the scene of the discovery in Grays in the early hours of Wednesday.

The 39 people found dead in a lorry trailer in Essex were Chinese nationals, police have confirmed, as they secured extra time to hold a Northern Irish man on suspicion of murder. The victims, discovered in a refrigerated trailer in Grays on Wednesday, were eight women and 31 men, Essex police added.

Essex lorry deaths . Image caption The families of Pham Thi Tra My and Nguyen Dinh Luong are concerned they may be among the victims. Families in Vietnam are enduring an agonising wait to find out if their loved ones were among 39 people found dead inside a lorry trailer.

a truck is parked on the side of a road: The container lorry where 39 people were found dead inside leaves Waterglade Industrial Park in Grays, Essex, heading towards Tilbury Docks under police escort © PA Wire/PA Images The container lorry where 39 people were found dead inside leaves Waterglade Industrial Park in Grays, Essex, heading towards Tilbury Docks under police escort

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.

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.

Police are hunting two more suspects over the deaths of 39 migrants whose bodies were found in a lorry in Essex . Ronan Hughes, 40, from Armagh in Vietnam ’s prime minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc has ordered investigations into alleged human trafficking in Vietnam , following years of warnings by

Suspect in Essex lorry deaths case said he was transporting biscuits. “This is a case where 39 men and women have tragically died and support from the community is going to be vital to help bring those responsible to justice.” An Garda Síochána said in a statement that it continues to assist Essex Police

On October 26, Vietnamese Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc ordered an investigation into alleged human trafficking activities after British police said at least some of the truck dead may have come from the Southeast Asian country.

Meanwhile, Essex Police has started extradition proceedings to bring Eamonn Harrison from Ireland to the UK to face charges of manslaughter over the deaths.

A statement said: “A European Arrest Warrant has been executed in Dublin today, Friday 1 November, in connection with the Essex Police investigation in to the deaths of 39 people who were found in a lorry trailer in Grays last week.

“A 23-year-old man from Northern Ireland, is charged with 39 offences of manslaughter, as well as human trafficking and immigration offences.

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.

Essex lorry deaths . Image caption The families of Pham Thi Tra My and Nguyen Dinh Luong are concerned they may be among the victims . Police in Vietnam are taking DNA samples from family members of those reported missing in a bid to identify the victims , Reuters has reported.

Photograph: Essex Police/PA. British police said they were hunting for two brothers from Northern Ireland over the deaths of 39 people in the back of a A man from Northern Ireland, who is currently in custody in Ireland following his arrest on Saturday, is being sought by British police on suspicion of

“He has appeared before the High Court, Criminal Courts of Justice, Dublin, and remanded in custody. Essex Police has started extradition proceedings to bring him to the UK.”

a truck is parked on the side of a road: The container lorry where 39 people were found dead inside leaves Waterglade Industrial Park in Grays, Essex, heading towards Tilbury Docks under police escort © PA Wire/PA Images The container lorry where 39 people were found dead inside leaves Waterglade Industrial Park in Grays, Essex, heading towards Tilbury Docks under police escort

Police say all 39 people found dead in UK truck were Vietnamese .
Police say all 39 people found dead in UK truck were VietnameseThe discovery of the bodies in a container on an industrial estate near London has shone a spotlight on the illicit trade that sends the poor of Asia, Africa and the Middle East on perilous journeys to the West.

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