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26 Oct 2019

Essex lorry driver charged with 39 counts of manslaughter and conspiracy to traffic people

Correspondent

So another person has now been arrested in connection with the 39 people found dead inside a lorry trailer in Essex – and this evening came the first charges – 25 year old Maurice Robinson, the driver of the truck, will appear in court on Monday to face four charges – including 39 counts of manslaughter and conspiracy to traffic people.

Earlier the Vietnamese ambassador to the UK met Essex police to help efforts to identify those who died – detectives say they are now investigating whether ‘wider conspiracies’ were involved.