All 39 people found dead in back of lorry in Essex formally identified

All 39 people found dead in back of lorry in Essex formally identified

All 39 people found dead in the back of a lorry in England last month have now been formally identified, police has said.

MORE
High-value assets seized from group believed to be linked to Essex migrant deaths

High-value assets seized from group believed to be linked to Essex migrant deaths

The Criminal Assets Bureau has seized a range of high-value assets from a cross border group believed to be linked to the Essex smuggling deaths of 39 people.

MORE
All 39 people found dead in back of lorry in Essex formally identified

All 39 people found dead in back of lorry in Essex formally identified

Investigators have now completed the identification process with the help of Vietnamese officials, Essex Police said.

MORE
Eight arrested in Vietnam over migrant lorry deaths

Eight arrested in Vietnam over migrant lorry deaths

It is reported that detectives in Vietnam have arrested eight people after 39 bodies were found in the back of a lorry in Essex.

MORE
Vietnamese community gathers for vigil to honour container lorry victims

Vietnamese community gathers for vigil to honour container lorry victims

Members of the Vietnamese community have gathered in London for a vigil in memory of the 39 people found in a lorry in Essex.

MORE
Vietnam ‘deeply saddened’ over Essex lorry deaths ‘tragedy’

Vietnam ‘deeply saddened’ over Essex lorry deaths ‘tragedy’

All 39 people found dead in a lorry in Essex are believed to be Vietnamese nationals.

MORE
What do we know about the Essex lorry victims so far?

What do we know about the Essex lorry victims so far?

Police investigating the deaths of 39 people found in a container lorry in Essex now believe they are all Vietnamese nationals.

MORE
39 migrants found dead in back of lorry ‘all Vietnamese’

39 migrants found dead in back of lorry ‘all Vietnamese’

The 39 migrants found dead in the back of a lorry in England are believed to be Vietnamese nationals, Essex police has said.

MORE
Man appears in court facing 41 charges in connection to Essex migrant lorry deaths

Man appears in court facing 41 charges in connection to Essex migrant lorry deaths

Eamon Harrison, 23, from Mayobridge, Co Down, was arrested following the endorsement of a European Arrest Warrant and appeared before Mr Justice Donald Binchy in the High Court this morning.

MORE
Second man from NI charged in connection with Essex migrant deaths; Two arrested in Vietnam

Second man from NI charged in connection with Essex migrant deaths; Two arrested in Vietnam

Ronan Hughes, and his brother Christopher, 34, both from Co Armagh were named earlier this week as people the police wanted to speak to in connection with the deaths.

MORE
UK police hunt for two brothers from Armagh over 39 deaths in lorry

UK police hunt for two brothers from Armagh over 39 deaths in lorry

Detectives in England investigating the deaths of 39 people whose bodies were found in a lorry in Essex have named two suspects.

MORE
Container deaths: Accused lorry driver ‘part of global ring’, court told

Container deaths: Accused lorry driver ‘part of global ring’, court told

Maurice Robinson appeared at Chelmsford Magistrates’ around the same time British PM Boris Johnson signed a book of condolence in Thurrock.

MORE
Lorry driver charged over container deaths remanded in custody after court appearance

Lorry driver charged over container deaths remanded in custody after court appearance

Maurice Robinson, 25, who is known as Mo, was remanded in custody by magistrates in Chelmsford on Monday after appearing before them via video link.

MORE
Lorry driver charged over Essex migrant deaths to appear in court

Lorry driver charged over Essex migrant deaths to appear in court

Maurice Robinson, who is known as Mo, is charged with 39 counts of manslaughter after the bodies were discovered on Wednesday.

MORE
Desperate victims of neo-liberalism where everything has a price

Desperate victims of neo-liberalism where everything has a price

The Chinese and Vietnamese nationals found dead in a container in England were ultimately victims of a society where people are objectified for profit, writes Vittorio Bufacchi.

MORE
Essex deaths lorry driver expected to be charged in morning as attempts to identify 39 victims continues

Essex deaths lorry driver expected to be charged in morning as attempts to identify 39 victims continues

Northern Irish lorry driver Maurice “Mo” Robinson is due to appear in court tomorrow charged with 39 counts of manslaughter, conspiracy to traffic people, conspiracy to assist unlawful immigration and money laundering.

MORE
FG MEP defends decision to vote against stepping up Mediterranean rescue efforts

FG MEP defends decision to vote against stepping up Mediterranean rescue efforts

A Fine Gael MEP has defended the decision not to vote in favour of an EU resolution to step up search and rescue efforts in the Mediterranean Sea.

MORE
Family of woman feared among Essex dead ‘begged her not to go’; Three of those arrested released on bail

Family of woman feared among Essex dead ‘begged her not to go’; Three of those arrested released on bail

The family of a young Vietnamese woman thought to be among the 39 migrants found dead in a lorry in Essex said she dismissed their pleas not to travel.

MORE
Three people with Irish connections arrested over 39 migrant deaths freed on bail

Three people with Irish connections arrested over 39 migrant deaths freed on bail

Lorry driver Mo Robinson, 25, has been charged over the deaths

MORE
Essex migrant deaths: Mo Robinson charged with 39 counts of manslaughter; another man is arrested in Dublin Port

Essex migrant deaths: Mo Robinson charged with 39 counts of manslaughter; another man is arrested in Dublin Port

Essex Police are investigating lines of inquiry to “establish whether there is a wider conspiracy involved” in the deaths of 39 people found in a lorry in Essex.

MORE
Four with Irish connections questioned by police over 39 migrant deaths in Essex

Four with Irish connections questioned by police over 39 migrant deaths in Essex

Detectives are continuing to question four people over the deaths of 39 migrants whose bodies were found inside a lorry in Essex.

MORE
Dying trafficking victim sent her mother one last message

Dying trafficking victim sent her mother one last message

The final text message sent by a woman who is thought to have perished with 38 others in a refrigerated truck in Essex was to tell her mother she loved her.

MORE
Transport to freedom became their tomb - Essex tragedy should prompt reflection on how we deal with refugees

Transport to freedom became their tomb - Essex tragedy should prompt reflection on how we deal with refugees

The tragedy in Essex should prompt deep reflection on how we deal with the refugee crisis, writes Michael Clifford.

MORE
‘Snakehead’ gangs linked to past Chinese migrant deaths in UK

‘Snakehead’ gangs linked to past Chinese migrant deaths in UK

The gangs are known for smuggling people into other countries and are often thought to have links with Chinese organised crime groups known as triads.

MORE
Fourth arrest over 39 migrants found dead in lorry as man from Northern Ireland  detained at airport

Fourth arrest over 39 migrants found dead in lorry as man from Northern Ireland detained at airport

Detectives investigating the deaths of 39 migrants found inside a lorry in Essex have made a fourth arrest, detaining a man at Stansted Airport.

MORE
Northern Irish man, 48, becomes fourth person to be arrested in Essex lorry deaths probe

Northern Irish man, 48, becomes fourth person to be arrested in Essex lorry deaths probe

Latest: A fourth person has been arrested by police investigating the deaths of 39 people found in the back of a lorry in Essex.

MORE
'I'm dying...I can't breathe': Last text of young Vietnamese woman feared to be among Essex lorry dead

'I'm dying...I can't breathe': Last text of young Vietnamese woman feared to be among Essex lorry dead

"I’m sorry Mum. My journey abroad hasn’t succeeded. Mum, I love you so much! I’m dying because I can’t breathe..."

MORE
Two more arrests over 39 bodies found in Essex lorry

Two more arrests over 39 bodies found in Essex lorry

A man and woman, both 38, were held on suspicion of people smuggling and manslaughter.

MORE
What border checks are made on lorries and containers coming to the UK?

What border checks are made on lorries and containers coming to the UK?

The UK has border controls in France and Belgium, where it carries out passport checks of travellers as well as searching for smuggled goods.

MORE
Latest: Man and woman arrested in relation to deaths of Chinese migrants

Latest: Man and woman arrested in relation to deaths of Chinese migrants

Latest: A man and a woman, both aged 38 and from Warrington, have been arrested on suspicion of manslaughter and conspiracy to traffic people in connection with the 39 bodies found in a lorry in Essex, police said.

MORE
UK police begin moving 39 bodies from trailer as man held on suspicion of murder

UK police begin moving 39 bodies from trailer as man held on suspicion of murder

Eleven of the victims were moved by private ambulance to a hospital in Chelmsford on Thursday evening.

MORE
Legal migration ‘could prevent further tragedy’

Legal migration ‘could prevent further tragedy’

The directors of a Co Monaghan hire company has said it is “shellshocked” and “gutted” after 39 Chinese people were found dead in one of its trailers.

MORE
Kicking can down the road is daft - Cost of myriad deferrals growing

Kicking can down the road is daft - Cost of myriad deferrals growing

If it is natural to look away from challenges that seem almost beyond resolution then a price for that evasion must always, eventually, be paid. T

MORE
Police begin process of moving the 39 bodies found in container to mortuary

Police begin process of moving the 39 bodies found in container to mortuary

Police have begun the process of moving the 39 bodies from the container of a lorry found in Essex to a mortuary.

MORE
Fine Gael MEPs criticised for voting against rescue operations in Mediterranean

Fine Gael MEPs criticised for voting against rescue operations in Mediterranean

Mairead McGuinness, Maria Walsh, Frances Fitzgerald and Sean Kelly voted against the resolution, which lost by two.

MORE
Suspected migrants detained at Belgian port where container was shipped from

Suspected migrants detained at Belgian port where container was shipped from

A group of suspected migrants has been detained in Zeebrugge a day after 39 people were found dead inside a container shipped from the Belgian port.

MORE
'It challenges our understanding of humanity': Lorry deaths a ‘very dark’ day for Essex town

'It challenges our understanding of humanity': Lorry deaths a ‘very dark’ day for Essex town

The discovery of 39 bodies in a refrigerated lorry trailer in Grays has been described as a “very dark” day for the town.

MORE
Gardaí will co-operate fully with Essex murder investigation as driver's questioning extended

Gardaí will co-operate fully with Essex murder investigation as driver's questioning extended

Tanaiste Simon Coveney has said Gardai will co-operate fully with the investigation following the discovery of 39 bodies in the back of a lorry in Essex.

MORE
Lorry trailer deaths: What we know so far

Lorry trailer deaths: What we know so far

The case is the largest murder investigation in Essex Police history.

MORE
39 people found dead in container in Essex were Chinese nationals

39 people found dead in container in Essex were Chinese nationals

Gardaí are investigating the movements of the truck where the bodies of 39 people were found in Essex yesterday.

MORE
Truck driver held in murder probe; 39 who died were not trafficked through Ireland

Truck driver held in murder probe; 39 who died were not trafficked through Ireland

Gardaí do not believe that the 39 people found dead in a container yesterday in the UK were trafficked through Ireland.

MORE
European Affairs Minister visibly upset in Dáil while responding to Essex truck discovery tragedy

European Affairs Minister visibly upset in Dáil while responding to Essex truck discovery tragedy

Helen McEntee, the European Affairs Minister, got visbily upset in the Dáil when she was responding to questions about the Essex tragedy in which 39 bodies were discovered in a lorry trailer.

MORE
Driver arrested in connection with 39 lorry container deaths named as 25-year-old Armagh man

Driver arrested in connection with 39 lorry container deaths named as 25-year-old Armagh man

The Bulgarian Ministry of Foreign Affairs said the Scania lorry was registered in Varna, a city on the east coast of the country, under the name of a company owned by an Irish citizen.

MORE
Essex lorry deaths echo 2000 tragedy at Dover

Essex lorry deaths echo 2000 tragedy at Dover

The discovery of 39 bodies inside a lorry container in Essex echoes an incident in 2000 when the bodies of 58 Chinese illegal immigrants were found in Dover.

MORE
Pledge to hunt down ‘evil’ people smugglers after 39 bodies found in lorry

Pledge to hunt down ‘evil’ people smugglers after 39 bodies found in lorry

Police investigating the deaths of 39 people found in a refrigerated truck on an industrial estate in Essex have described the incident as an “absolute tragedy”.

MORE
Process to identify 39 people found dead in lorry container under way; Driver (25) from Armagh arrested

Process to identify 39 people found dead in lorry container under way; Driver (25) from Armagh arrested

The lorry driver arrested in connection with the discovery of 39 bodies in a lorry container in Essex, England has been named in reports as Mo Robinson from Portadown in Co Armagh.

MORE
Govt pays hotels and guest houses almost €500k a week to accommodate 1,453 asylum seekers

Govt pays hotels and guest houses almost €500k a week to accommodate 1,453 asylum seekers

According to new figures provided by the Minister for Justice, Charlie Flanagan, the spend on emergency accommodation from January to the end of September totals €18m - or an average of €462,046 per week.

MORE
French beach patrols to double in bid to tackle Channel migrant crisis

French beach patrols to double in bid to tackle Channel migrant crisis

The move has been been brought in to put a stop to the number of small boats travelling to the UK.

MORE
Putting their best foot forward - Migrants in Cork bonding through dance

Putting their best foot forward - Migrants in Cork bonding through dance

Participants and organisers at dance classes in Cork Migrant Centre tell Ellie O’Byrne how it’s a win-win set-up for all concerned

MORE
At least nine dead as migrant boat capsizes off Italian island amid rescue bid

At least nine dead as migrant boat capsizes off Italian island amid rescue bid

The coast guard said the overloaded smugglers’ boat overturned as a patrol was boarding migrants some six miles off Lampedusa.

MORE
‘Woman and child killed’ as migrants set fires at Greek camp

‘Woman and child killed’ as migrants set fires at Greek camp

About 12,000 migrants are housed in a space designed for 3,000 at the Moria camp on Lesbos.

MORE
Concerns about rural Direct Provision centres ‘have never transpired’, says Ombudsman

Concerns about rural Direct Provision centres ‘have never transpired’, says Ombudsman

None of the concerns that were raised about controversial rural Direct Provision centres have ever transpired, according to the Ombudsman.

MORE
Humanitarian ship carrying 182 migrants allowed to dock in Italy

Humanitarian ship carrying 182 migrants allowed to dock in Italy

The Ocean Viking rescued the travellers who were fleeing Libya on three different boats.

MORE
Two die as dozens more migrants rescued in the Mediterranean

Two die as dozens more migrants rescued in the Mediterranean

Tunisian coastguard patrols have detained 192 people and stopped 10 boats bound for Europe over the last two days.

MORE
France evacuates 900 migrants from camp near English Channel

France evacuates 900 migrants from camp near English Channel

The migrant camp is said to include many Kurds from Iraq.

MORE
More migrants rescued after being found in Channel

More migrants rescued after being found in Channel

The French coastguard has also reported small boats being brought to shore.

MORE
Spain’s far-right party wants to build walls around North African enclaves

Spain’s far-right party wants to build walls around North African enclaves

Spain’s far-right Vox party has proposed building a wall around two Spanish enclaves in north Africa to keep out migrants.

MORE
Children as young as eight ‘seen wandering around migrant camps on their own’

Children as young as eight ‘seen wandering around migrant camps on their own’

The Care4Calais charity described the scenes at the migrant camps.

MORE