Lorry driver pleads guilty to manslaughter of 39 Vietnamese nationals found in Grays

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A man has pleaded guilty to 39 counts of manslaughter at the Old Bailey today.

Maurice Robinson appeared virtually this afternoon, Wednesday April 8, in connection with the investigation into the deaths of 39 Vietnamese nationals in October last year.

The 25-year-old, from Craigavon in Northern Ireland, had previously pleaded guilty to conspiracy to assist unlawful immigration and acquiring criminal property at the same court on Monday November 25.

Sentencing will take place at a later date.

The lorry driver has an outstanding charge of transferring criminal property to answer.

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