Earlier statements about the victims being of Chinese nationality are repudiated. Essex Police say all victims were Vietnamese.
Sources: BBC News
Sources: BBC News
David Amess, United Kingdom MP for Southend West, is stabbed to death in Leigh-on-Sea, Essex, while meeting constituents at Belfairs Methodist Church. The suspect was arrested at the scene, and police are not looking for anyone else in connection with the incident.
Seven culprits involved in the deaths of 39 Vietnamese unlawful immigrants smuggled in a refrigerator lorry in Grays, Essex in 2019 have been sentenced on multiple counts of manslaughter. Five people received sentences of between 3 to 18 years in prison, while the two main leaders of the smuggling operation received 20 and 27 years respectively.
Two men are found guilty at London's Old Bailey of the manslaughter of 39 Vietnamese people whom they were smuggling into the UK. The 39 people suffocated in a lorry during the journey across the North Sea, from Zeebrugge to Purfleet, in October 2019.
A 40-year-old haulier from County Armagh, Northern Ireland, pleads guilty in the Central Criminal Court of England and Wales to the manslaughter of 39 Vietnamese people, as well as conspiring to assist unlawful immigration.
Judicial authorities in Belgium and France announce the arrest of 26 suspects, followed 16 simultaneous early morning raids on 26 May in Brussels and Paris, which targeted the “notably suspected” organization believed to be responsible for the tragedy in the U.K.
Three people arrested on suspicion of manslaughter and conspiracy to traffic people after 39 deaths in a lorry earlier this week are released on police bail as Essex Police continue their investigation.
Police discover 39 bodies inside a lorry container in Grays, Essex, UK. They had been transported from Zeebrugge, across the English Channel to Purfleet. The driver, a man from Northern Ireland, is arrested.