Published: Thu, February 13, 2020
Global News | By Blake Casey

Two men held over refrigerated lorry deaths UK News

Two men held over refrigerated lorry deaths UK News

Two men have been arrested by Essex Police in connection with the deaths of 39 Vietnamese nationals who were found dead in a trailer past year.

Nica, who lives near Grays, appeared in court on Saturday accused of 39 counts of manslaughter and one count of conspiracy to assist unlawful immigration and is due to reappear at London's Old Bailey court on March 16.

Ten teenagers, including two 15-year-old boys, were among 39 Vietnamese nationals whose bodies were discovered in the lorry trailer in the early hours of October 23.

Provisional postmortem examinations of 39 bodies found inside a shipping container in southeast England concluded the victims from Vietnam died of a combination of a lack of oxygen and overheating in a closed space, police said Tuesday.

There have been several more arrests in relation to the case, which also involves the National Crime Agency. He was now in custody in Essex.

Another 22- year-old guy was detained in Northern Ireland on Sunday on uncertainty of homicide and promoting illegal migration.

Vietnamese people found dead in lorry 'suffocated and overheated'

He also faces 39 charges of manslaughter and charges for conspiracy to traffic people and conspiracy to assist unlawful immigration and will appear in court again tomorrow.

Thirty-nine Vietnamese migrants found in the back of a truck in Britain previous year died of lack of oxygen and overheating, police said on Tuesday, citing provisional autopsy results.

Lorry motorist Maurice "Mo" Robinson, 25, of Craigavon, Northern Ireland was formerly with 39 matters of homicide and has actually confessed helping illegal migration and obtaining criminal residential or commercial property. He is due to appear at the same court on Wednesday.

Meanwhile, previously arrested Eamonn Harrison, 23, from Northern Ireland is still awaiting extradition to the United Kingdom from Ireland, and faces 39 charges of manslaughter and charges for conspiracy to traffic people and conspiracy to assist unlawful immigration.

Christopher Kennedy, 23, of Darkley, County Armagh, was charged with offences of conspiracy to arrange or facilitate the travel of people with a view to exploitation and conspiracy to facilitate the commission of a breach of United Kingdom immigration law.

Police believe that trucks were used to illegally introduce people to the United Kingdom through the port.

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