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Essex lorry deaths: all 39 victims were Chinese nationals  

The 39 people found dead in a lorry trailer in Essex were Chinese nationals, police have confirmed. The victims, discovered in a refrigerated trailer in Grays on Wednesday, were eight women and 31 men, Essex police added. The reports came as Belgian authorities released details about the trailer’s journey and UK police pressed ahead with a murder investigation.

The Belgian federal prosecutor announced on Thursday it had opened an inquiry into the deaths of the 39 people, to focus on all parties involved in the transport. “This investigation will be carried out in close cooperation with the British police and judicial authorities,” the prosecutor said in a statement. Read more HERE.

The 39 people found dead in a lorry trailer in Essex were Chinese nationals, police have confirmed. The victims, discovered in a refrigerated trailer in Grays on Wednesday, were eight women and 31 men, Essex police added. The reports came as Belgian authorities released details about the trailer’s journey and UK police pressed ahead with a murder investigation.

The Belgian federal prosecutor announced on Thursday it had opened an inquiry into the deaths of the 39 people, to focus on all parties involved in the transport. “This investigation will be carried out in close cooperation with the British police and judicial authorities,” the prosecutor said in a statement. Read more HERE.

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Published on 24/10/2019 @ 2:25 PM   | |