Police are continuing to progress the complex investigation into the circumstances which led to 39 people being found dead in a lorry in Grays.
This week Essex Police welcomed a delegation of Vietnamese Police and officials who met with officers involved in the investigation.
The identities of the victims remain unconfirmed. However, the force has worked closely with Vietnamese Police over the last few days and anticipate presenting cases to the Identification Commission which is overseen by Her Majesty’s Senior Coroner for Essex Caroline Beasley-Murray.
The priority, says Essex Police, continues to be to the thorough and meticulous investigation into the criminality that resulted in the death of the victims, to preserve the dignity of those who have died and to support their friends and family.