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UK News Warrant for lorry driver wanted over Essex deaths ‘rushed’, court hears

17:30  21 november  2019
17:30  21 november  2019 Source:   msn.com

Man from Northern Ireland in court over Essex lorry deaths

  Man from Northern Ireland in court over Essex lorry deaths A man from Northern Ireland has appeared in court in connection with the deaths of 39 people in a lorry trailer in Essex. © Getty Thirty-nine bodies were found in a lorry in Essex on 23 October Eamonn Harrison, from Mayobridge in Newry, County Down, was arrested on a domestic, unrelated matter at Dublin Port in October which has since been resolved. © Rex Features The Waterglade Industrial Park where the bodies were found in a trailer 23 Oct 2018 The 22-year-old did not speak at the High Court in Dublin on Monday amid proceedings over a European arrest warrant to transfer him to the UK.

Essex lorry deaths . Image copyright Facebook. Image caption Maurice Robinson will appear before magistrates on Monday, police have said. A lorry driver has been charged with the manslaughter of 39 people found dead inside a refrigerated trailer. Maurice Robinson, 25, was arrested after the bodies of

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Floral tributes left on Eastern Avenue, Grays, Essex, where 39 bodies were discovered in a lorry (Kirsty O’Connor/PA) © Kirsty O’Connor Floral tributes left on Eastern Avenue, Grays, Essex, where 39 bodies were discovered in a lorry (Kirsty O’Connor/PA)

A warrant issued to attempt to extradite a lorry driver wanted in connection with the deaths of 39 people in Essex was “rushed”, a court has heard.

Eamonn Harrison, 22, from Mayobridge in Newry, Co Down, appeared on Thursday in Dublin’s Central Criminal Court regarding a European arrest warrant to have him transferred to the UK.

The court heard Harrison is sought in respect of 41 offences, 39 counts of manslaughter, which carries a maximum sentence of life imprisonment, one count of a human trafficking offence and one count of assisting unlawful immigration.

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  Man from Northern Ireland arrested over Essex lorry deaths A man from Northern Ireland has been arrested in connection with the deaths of 39 Vietnamese nationals in a lorry trailer in Essex last month. The 23-year-old was arrested by Thames Valley Police on behalf of Essex Police in the early hours of Friday on the M40 in Beaconsfield, Buckinghamshire.He was arrested on suspicion of conspiracy to traffic people and conspiracy to assist unlawful immigration.The man, who has not been named, remains in custody, Essex Police said.His arrest comes a month after 39 bodies were discovered in a refrigerated lorry trailer at Waterglade Industrial Park in Grays, Essex, on 23 October.

The extradition hearing of a County Down lorry driver wanted by Essex police investigating the deaths of 39 people found in the back of a lorry has begun at the High Court in Dublin. The bodies were found in a refrigerated container in Thurrock in October. Police are seeking the extradition of

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Ronan Kennedy SC, appearing for the Minister for Justice, told the court that Harrison drove the lorry used to deliver a container to the port in Zeebrugge and was identified as the driver on CCTV in Belgium.

He went on to tell Justice Binchy, presiding, that Harrison signed the shipping notice for the container, which was later found in Essex with the bodies of 39 people inside.

Eight women and 31 men, all Vietnamese nationals, were found in the refrigerated trailer in an industrial park in Grays in the early hours of October 23.

Defence for Harrison, Siobhan Stack SC has raised a number of issues with the warrant for extradition.

“The fundamental defect is limited information,” she told the court.

She says that where and when exactly Mr Harrison committed his alleged offences is not listed or detailed, or the degree in which Mr Harrison was knowingly involved in any alleged trafficking.

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  Man from Northern Ireland arrested in migrant deaths probe The bodies of 39 Vietnamese nationals, including two 15-year-old boys, were found in the trailer in an industrial park in Grays.The man, 23, was held on suspicion of conspiracy to traffic people and conspiracy to assist unlawful immigration.

Essex lorry deaths . Image copyright Essex Police. Image caption Christopher (left) and Ronan Two brothers are wanted on suspicion of manslaughter over 39 people found dead in a lorry in Essex . The driver of the lorry , Maurice Robinson, also from Northern Ireland, appeared in court on Monday

The driver of a truck in which 39 people were found dead has appeared in court in Essex in England charged with manslaughter and conspiracy to traffic people. Maurice Robinson, 25, of Laurel Drive , Craigavon in Co Armagh, appeared at Chelmsford Magistrates' Court via video link

Extra-territoriality was also raised by the defence as an issue, as any alleged offences against Mr Harrison would have happened in Belgium, however this is not mentioned in the warrant.

The warrant also states Mr Harrison is a British citizen, however the defendant says he was travelling on an Irish passport and is an Irish citizen.

It is understood the information received about Mr Harrison’s citizenship in the warrant was given to police by a family member who had got it wrong.

Ms Stack told the court the warrant has been “rushed”, adding there are “a number of ambiguities” in the warrant and the court “could not be satisfied for making order of surrender” on the basis of the warrant in its current form.

a sign on the side of a road: Shipping containers at the port of Zeebrugge (Gareth Fuller/PA) © Provided by The Press Association Shipping containers at the port of Zeebrugge (Gareth Fuller/PA)

“He was travelling on an Irish passport and is an Irish citizen, the warrant says he is British and we’re going to have to amend that, nationality is critical,” she said.

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Maurice Robinson, who is known as Mo, is charged with 39 counts of manslaughter after the bodies were discovered on Wednesday.

The driver of the lorry that contained 39 dead migrants has been charged with manslaughter and human Essex police said the Crown Prosecution Service had decided to charge the driver . “He is due to Gardai held him over an unrelated outstanding court order concerning an offence in Ireland.

She added Mr Harrison’s passport has been seized by Gardai in Dublin.

“In truth, very little factual narrative relates to Mr Harrison, all that is said is that he is alleged to be responsible for putting a unit on a lorry which travelled to UK,” Ms Stack added.

“In relation to manslaughter charges, involving the tragic death of these people, there is no information in the warrant as to when those deaths occurred.

“There is far from sufficient information in the warrant to say that such an offence occurred, the warrant gives no information whatsoever about the unfortunate people who were found dead on arrival in UK, that information at present is missing.

“I’m struggling to find a word for how limited the allegations are against Mr Harrison.”

Mr Kennedy SC conceded that there was “slight ambiguity” and some aspects of the warrant are “not entirely clear”.

Mr Harrison wore a grey sweatshirt, tracksuit bottoms and glasses, and did not speak throughout the proceedings, and rested his head on his hands for the majority of the hearing.

Justice Binchy has given both parties more time to seek additional information.

“This application should be decided on fullest possible information, and if there was an issue in which respondent thinks clarity is required, I would hope that’s not sprung on court at a later stage,” he said.

The new date for the hearing is now set for December 12, and is expected to last one day.

Justice Binchy, concluding the hearings, said: “Brexit looms large over all of this, not in this application alone, but I’m doing my utmost to have all requests from the UK disposed of before the end of this term, so I’m trying to achieve it in this case also.”

Shocking moment 'migrants stagger from back of lorry struggling to breathe' as they are rescued on M25 in Essex .
A group of around ten men were filmed being helped to climb down from the inside of a truck by police officers on the M25 near Waltham Abbey in Essex. All ten men, along with the driver, were arrested.The group of around ten men were filmed being helped to climb down from the inside of a truck by police officers.

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