Man arrested in connection with 39 deaths in lorry container found in Grays

A 23-year-old man from Northern Ireland was arrested by officers from Thames Valley Police on behalf of Essex Police in the early hours of this morning on the M40 in Beaconsfield, Bucks, in connection with the enquiry into the deaths of 39 Vietnamese nationals in a lorry trailer found in Grays on October 23.

He was arrested on suspicion of conspiracy to traffic people and conspiracy to assist unlawful immigration and remains in custody.

Mick Ferris

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