28 Oct 2019

Essex lorry deaths: Driver appears in court on manslaughter charges

As police continue to investigate the deaths of 39 people found in a refrigerated trailer in Essex, the Home Secretary has announced extra UK immigration officers will be deployed at the Belgian port of Zeebrugge and at Purfleet in Essex.

As police continue to investigate the deaths of 39 people found in a refrigerated trailer in Essex, the Home Secretary has announced extra UK immigration officers will be deployed at the Belgian port of Zeebrugge and at Purfleet in Essex.

It came as a lorry driver appeared in court for the first time, charged with 39 counts of manslaughter and people trafficking.