UPDATE: Man remanded in custody after 39 bodies found in Grays

A man charged in connection with our investigation into the deaths of 39 people whose bodies were found in Grays last week has appeared in court.

Maurice Robinson, 25, of Laurel Drive, Craigavon, Northern Ireland, appeared at Chelmsford Magistrates’ Court via video link today charged with 39 counts of manslaughter, conspiracy to traffic people, conspiracy to assist unlawful immigration, and money laundering.

He has been remanded in custody and is next due to appear at The Old Bailey in central London on November 25.

Mick Ferris

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