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US News Lorry trailer deaths: what we know so far

00:35  26 october  2019
00:35  26 october  2019 Source:   msn.com

Appeal to Vietnamese community to identify lorry death victims

  Appeal to Vietnamese community to identify lorry death victims Police have appealed directly to the Vietnamese community in an attempt to help identify the 39 victims who died in a lorry trailer in Essex. In a video directed to the Vietnamese community in the UK, Detective Chief Inspector Martin Passmore pleaded for people to "trust" him and "to take a leap of faith" by passing on any information they have to help them establish who the deceased are following last Wednesday's discovery in Grays.The video, which was posted on Facebook by a member of the Vietnamese community, shows DCI Passmore speaking directly to the camera.

The discovery of 39 dead migrants in the trailer of a lorry has sparked the largest murder case in Essex Police history. Here is what we know so far : – Four people have been arrested after the bodies of eight women and 31 men were discovered in a refrigerated trailer in Grays in the early

The discovery of 39 dead migrants in the trailer of a lorry has sparked the largest murder case in Essex Police history. Here is what we know so far : – Four people have been arrested after the bodies of eight women and 31 men were discovered in a refrigerated trailer in Grays in the early hours of

a group of people standing in front of a crowd posing for the camera: Deputy Chief Constable Pippa Mills speaks to the media (Yui Mok/PA) © Yui Mok Deputy Chief Constable Pippa Mills speaks to the media (Yui Mok/PA)

The discovery of 39 dead migrants in the trailer of a lorry has sparked the largest murder case in Essex Police history.

Here is what we know so far:

– Four people have been arrested after the bodies of eight women and 31 men were discovered in a refrigerated trailer in Grays in the early hours of Wednesday.

– A 48-year-old man from Northern Ireland was arrested at Stansted Airport on Friday on suspicion of conspiracy to traffic people and on suspicion of manslaughter.

– Earlier that day, a couple named locally as haulage boss Thomas Maher and his wife Joanna, both 38, were arrested on suspicion of 39 counts of manslaughter and people trafficking.

Essex container tragedy: Truck at centre of investigation owned by Irish citizen

  Essex container tragedy: Truck at centre of investigation owned by Irish citizen Essex container tragedy: Truck at centre of investigation owned by Irish citizenIn a statement this afternoon, the ministry said that it is working with British police in relation to the discovery of the bodies of 39 people in the back of the container this morning. They added that from the initial description of the deceased, it is unlikely that they are Bulgarian citizens.

The discovery of 39 people dead in the trailer of a lorry has sparked the largest murder case in Essex Police history. Here is what we know so far – The force have yet to identify the lorry victims, saying the coroner must first establish each person’s cause of death before officers move on to attempt to

After 39 bodies were discovered in an Essex business park this morning, these are the latest developments. RT UK is a channel based in London covering

– The driver of the Scania truck, named locally as 25-year-old Mo Robinson, from Northern Ireland, also remains in custody after he was held on suspicion of murder on Wednesday.

– Police in Northern Ireland have searched three properties near Portadown in Co Armagh in connection with the arrest.

– These include Mr Robinson’s home in Markethill, where he is understood to have moved recently, and the semi-detached family home in a development in nearby Laurelvale.

– Essex Police received the first reports at 1.40am on Wednesday.

– The lorry was found at Waterglade Industrial Park on Eastern Avenue in Grays, Thurrock, in Essex.

– Ambulance staff found all 39 victims, including a young woman, dead inside the container.

– Essex Police initially believed all the victims were Chinese nationals.

CCTV shows Essex lorry minutes before 39 people found dead inside

  CCTV shows Essex lorry minutes before 39 people found dead inside CCTV shows Essex lorry minutes before 39 people found dead insideThe images were taken at 1.10am and show the vehicle just around the corner from where the discovery was made a short time later at Waterglade Industrial Park in Grays.

Here's everything we know so far : Police launch a murder probe What we know about the lorry and its journey. The tractor unit or front section of the lorry , which police said is believed to have originated in Northern Ireland, entered the country via Holyhead, north Wales, on October 20, having

Here is everything we know so far about this appalling tragedy When were the bodies found? Emergency services confirmed they were called The 39 people were pronounced dead at the scene. Since then, officers made the arrest and have continued enquiries. " We have arrested the lorry driver

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– But after reports some may have been Vietnamese, the force said on Friday “this is now a developing picture” and said it would give no further details until formal identification takes place.

– Police have yet to identify any of the dead, saying the coroner must first establish each person’s cause of death before officers move on to attempt to identify individuals.

– This will be a “substantial operation” and the force “cannot estimate how long these procedures will take”.

– Police began to move the bodies of the victims on Thursday evening, with 11 bodies being moved to Broomfield Hospital in Chelmsford under a police escort and private ambulance.

– All the bodies are due to be moved and post-mortem examinations carried out.

– The tractor unit or front section of the lorry, which police said is believed to have originated in Northern Ireland, entered the country via Holyhead, north Wales, on October 20, having travelled over from Dublin.

Fourth person arrested over 39 Essex lorry deaths

  Fourth person arrested over 39 Essex lorry deaths Police investigating the deaths of 39 people found in a lorry container have arrested a fourth person at Stansted Airport.Police investigating the deaths of 39 people found in a lorry container have arrested a fourth person at Stansted Airport

Related Topics. Essex lorry deaths . Image copyright Family of Pham Tra My. Essex lorry deaths : What we know . The Vietnamese risking it all to get to the UK. She said she would not be drawn on any further detail about the nationalities of the victims until formal identification processes had taken

What we know so far : The bodies of 39 migrants were found in a lorry after it was picked up It comes as relatives of the lorry trailer victims fear as many as 100 migrants were smuggled in "A few families confirmed the deaths of their relatives who are the victims of this tragic journey," he said.

a close up of a sign: The bodies are to be collected from the Port of Tilbury (Kirsty O’Connor/PA) © Provided by The Press Association The bodies are to be collected from the Port of Tilbury (Kirsty O’Connor/PA)

– Global Trailer Rentals Ltd (GTR) confirmed they owned the refrigerated back section of the lorry where the bodies were found and said they had leased the trailer on October 15.

– The lorry trailer, where the bodies were found, travelled on a ship from Zeebrugge in Belgium to Purfleet, Essex, arriving at around 12.30am on Wednesday.

– Police believe the tractor unit and trailer left the port in Purfleet shortly after 1.05am.

– The lorry was later moved under police escort from the industrial park to a secure location at Tilbury Docks.

– The Bulgarian Ministry of Foreign Affairs said the lorry was registered in Varna, a city on the east coast of the country, under the name of a company owned by an Irish citizen.

– Eric Van Duyse, a spokesman for the Belgian federal prosecutor’s office, said that Brussels had started an investigation into the incident and that it was not yet known how long the lorry trailer spent in Belgium.

– A road haulage expert said the lorry container appeared to be a refrigerated unit, with temperatures inside able to drop as low as -25C (-13F).

12 migrants found alive in refrigerated truck in Belgium

  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.

Here is a summary of what we know so far following the discovery of 71 bodies in the back of an abandoned lorry in Austria An abandoned lorry , with human remains in the back, was discovered parked on the edge of an Austrian motorway at around lunchtime on Thursday.

We know very little except what they tell us and what we saw in the trailer . So what IS in the trailer and what can we find out?

– Authorities at the Zeebrugge port have said refrigerated trailers are “completely sealed” in the port so it was unlikely the victims were loaded into the container there, adding that the container may not have been checked before leaving Belgium.

a vase of flowers on a table: Floral tributes left on Eastern Avenue, Grays (Kirsty O’Connor/PA) © Provided by The Press Association Floral tributes left on Eastern Avenue, Grays (Kirsty O’Connor/PA)

– If the fridge on the hermetically-sealed trailer was not running there would be no air coming in, suffocating people inside, according to Richard Burnett, chief executive of the Road Haulage Association.

– Prime Minister Boris Johnson said he was “appalled” by the incident and that the perpetrators “should be hunted down and brought to justice”.

– Home Secretary Priti Patel described the incident as “truly shocking” and met with officers from Essex Police on Thursday morning.

– Officers from Essex Police, the National Crime Agency and Immigration Enforcement are all working on the case.

– The Police Service of Northern Ireland said it was supporting the Essex Police investigation while the Irish police, An Garda Siochana, said they would “provide every assistance possible”.

– A casualty bureau was set up by police for people to call if they are concerned about relatives who may be involved in the incident. The number is 0800 056 0944 in the UK, and 0044 207 158 0010 internationally.

Dad of 'lorry victim' explains why his daughter was bound for UK

  Dad of 'lorry victim' explains why his daughter was bound for UK The rain is lit up by the streetlamps as it drums lightly on the corrugated metal roof of Pham Thi Tra My's family home in the town of Nghen, in Vietnam's Ha Tinh province."She had a big heart and really cared for the family," her father, Pham Van Thin, tells Sky News. "She put the family first and would not think about herself. "We all have been in shock. I cannot explain our pain and devastating feeling. We were all very devastated and sad.

– The incident is the worst of its kind in the UK since the bodies of 58 Chinese people were found in a container at Dover, Kent, in 2000.

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