Second man charged over UK truck deaths

first_imgThe bodies were found in the earlyhours of Oct. 23 after the container arrived in Britain from Zeebrugge in Belgium.The container was picked up at Purfleet dock in Essex, east of London, by atruck allegedly driven by Maurice Robinson, 25, from Northern Ireland.  In Vietnam, police said they haddetained two persons. Police move the lorry container where bodies were discovered in Grays, Essex, Britain on Oct. 23. REUTERS/HANNAH MCKAY The victims were found not longafterwards. Police have not confirmed the exact cause of their deaths. BELFAST – A second man was chargedwith manslaughter over the deaths of 39 people found in the back of a trucknear London, British police said, as they now believed all the victims wereVietnamese. The alleged truck driver has alreadybeen charged over the deaths, and on Friday detectives said Eamon Harrison, 23,from Northern Ireland, was also accused of 39 counts of manslaughter, humantrafficking and immigration offences. They initially said the victims werethought to be Chinese, but on Friday said they were now all believed to beVietnamese.(Reuters)last_img

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