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Essex lorry deaths: The deadly people smuggling trail leading to France

Details of some of those missing, feared dead in the lorry, are gradually emerging Stories and photos of those thought to have died in the refrigerated lorry found in England last week often lay a trail back through France. Like Nguyen Van Hung, who was last seen leaving Marseille for Paris. His father in Vietnam told us...

Essex lorry deaths: Brothers wanted on suspicion of manslaughter

Christopher (left) and Ronan Hughes are wanted on suspicion of manslaughter and human trafficking Two brothers are wanted on suspicion of manslaughter over 39 people found dead in a lorry in Essex. Ronan Hughes, 40, and Christopher Hughes, 34, from Armagh in Northern Ireland, are also wanted by police on suspicion of human trafficking. The 39 bodies...

Essex lorry deaths: What we know

The bodies of 39 people were found in a lorry container in Essex in eastern England on 23 October. The driver has been charged with their manslaughter. Three other people who were arrested on suspicion of manslaughter and conspiracy to traffic people have been released on bail. Essex Police said they were working "to piece together...

Essex lorry deaths: Maurice Robinson in court on manslaughter charges

Maurice Robinson appeared via video-link charged with 39 counts of manslaughter A driver accused of the manslaughter of 39 people found dead in a lorry was part of a "global ring" of people smugglers, prosecutors have alleged. Maurice Robinson, from Craigavon, was remanded in custody at Chelmsford Magistrates' Court. The 39 bodies were found in the lorry...

Essex lorry deaths: Three bailed as work to identify 39 victims goes on

The families of Pham Thi Tra My and Nguyen Dinh Luong are concerned they may be among the victims Three people arrested in connection with the deaths of 39 people found dead inside a lorry in Essex have been released on bail. The suspects, two men and a woman, had been held on suspicion of manslaughter...

Essex lorry deaths: Driver charged with manslaughter of 39 people

Maurice Robinson will appear before magistrates on Monday, police have said A lorry driver has been charged with the manslaughter of 39 people found dead inside a refrigerated trailer. Maurice Robinson, 25, was arrested after the bodies of 31 men and eight women were found in Grays on Wednesday. He is further charged with people trafficking, immigration...

Essex lorry deaths: Appeal to Vietnamese over victims’ identities

The bodies were discovered in the early hours of Wednesday   Efforts to identify 39 bodies found inside a lorry are focusing on the Vietnamese community, police have said, as officers seek to establish whether a "wider conspiracy" was involved. Eight women and 31 men were discovered in Grays, Essex, on Wednesday. Det Ch Insp Martin Pasmore said...

Essex lorry deaths: Vietnamese families fear relatives among dead

Pham Thi Tra My's brother said the family had arranged for £30,000 to be paid to smugglers At least six of the 39 people found dead in a lorry trailer in Essex may have been from Vietnam. The BBC knows of six Vietnamese families who fear their relatives are among the victims. They include Pham Thi Tra...

Essex lorry deaths: Two held on suspicion of manslaughter

The bodies were discovered in the early hours of Wednesday Two people have been arrested on suspicion of the manslaughter of 39 people found dead in a refrigerated lorry in Essex. The man and woman, both 38, from Warrington, Cheshire, were also held on suspicion of conspiracy to traffic. The BBC has spoken to the families of...