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UK News The Latest: UK police believe 39 truck victims Vietnamese

22:35  01 november  2019
22:35  01 november  2019 Source:   msn.com

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.

Floral tributes at the Waterglade Industrial Park in Thurrock, Essex, England Thursday Oct. 24, 2019 the day after 39 bodies were found inside a truck on the industrial estate. British media are reporting that the 39 people found dead in the back of a truck in southeastern England were Chinese citizens. (Stefan Rousseau, PA via AP) © Provided by The Associated Press Floral tributes at the Waterglade Industrial Park in Thurrock, Essex, England Thursday Oct. 24, 2019 the day after 39 bodies were found inside a truck on the industrial estate. British media are reporting that the 39 people found dead in the back of a truck in southeastern England were Chinese citizens. (Stefan Rousseau, PA via AP)

LONDON (AP) — The Latest on 39 bodies found in a truck in Britain. (all times local):

8 p.m.

British police say they now believe all 39 people found dead in a container truck in southeast England last week were Vietnamese nationals.

Detectives initially said the victims discovered near the port of Purfleet were from China.

The Latest: China asks UK for more info on truck victims

  The Latest: China asks UK for more info on truck victims HANOI, Vietnam (AP) — The Latest on the 39 people found dead in the back of a truck in England (all times local): 5:20 p.m. China says it has asked British authorities to provide more information on the identity of 39 people who were found dead in a truck in southeastern England last week. Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman Geng Shuang said Monday that the U.K. has not confirmed the victims' nationalities. British police initially believed they were Chinese, but later acknowledged that the details were still evolving.Geng described reports that the victims had Chinese passports as "speculation."The spokesman added that the Chinese embassies in Vietnam and the U.K.

Essex Police Assistant Chief Constable Tim Smith said Friday that "at this time, we believe the victims are Vietnamese nationals, and we are in contact with the Vietnamese government."

This undated photo issued on Tuesday Oct. 29, 2019 by Essex Police shows Ronan Hughes, right, and his brother Christopher Hughes from Northern Ireland, as the investigation widens into the deaths of 39 people who were found in truck container in southeastern England. Both are wanted on suspicion of manslaughter and human trafficking. (Essex Police via AP) © Provided by The Associated Press This undated photo issued on Tuesday Oct. 29, 2019 by Essex Police shows Ronan Hughes, right, and his brother Christopher Hughes from Northern Ireland, as the investigation widens into the deaths of 39 people who were found in truck container in southeastern England. Both are wanted on suspicion of manslaughter and human trafficking. (Essex Police via AP)

He said police think they have traced the relatives of some of the dead.

A 25-year-old man from Northern Ireland, has been charged with 39 counts of manslaughter and conspiracy to traffic people. Another man was arrested Friday in Ireland, and two others in Vietnam.

Vietnam arrests two people, questioning others over UK truck deaths - statement

  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.

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6:50 p.m.

Police in Vietnam and Ireland have made three new arrests in the sprawling investigation into the deaths of 39 people found in a refrigerated truck container in southeast England last week.

Britain's Prime Minister Boris Johnson lays flowers during a visit to Thurrock Council Offices, England, Monday Oct. 28, 2019. British police say they have arrested a fourth person in connection with the deaths of 39 people found in a truck in southeast England in one of Britain's worst human-smuggling tragedies. (Stefan Rousseau/Pool via AP) © Provided by The Associated Press Britain's Prime Minister Boris Johnson lays flowers during a visit to Thurrock Council Offices, England, Monday Oct. 28, 2019. British police say they have arrested a fourth person in connection with the deaths of 39 people found in a truck in southeast England in one of Britain's worst human-smuggling tragedies. (Stefan Rousseau/Pool via AP)

Two people suspected of organizing a people-smuggling operation in Vietnam were arrested in Ha Tinh province following reports from 10 families there of missing relatives, VTV television reported Friday.

Col. Nguyen Tien Nam, deputy chief of Ha Tinh provincial police, was quoted as saying the suspects were directly involved in the case in which people paid smugglers to be taken to England and are now feared to be among the bodies found in the container.

Police said the suspects have been organizing people smuggling in the area for several years.

UK police say three boys among Vietnamese truck victims, consulting over repatriation .
UK police say three boys among Vietnamese truck victims, consulting over repatriationLONDON (Reuters) - British police released the names of the 39 Vietnamese victims, including three boys, found dead in the back of a truck near London last month and said consultations had begun with Hanoi over repatriation of the bodies.

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