Man And Woman Arrested Over Deaths Of 39 People Found In Lorry
A man and woman have been arrested in connection with the deaths of the 39 people found inside a lorry in Essex this week.
The man and woman, both 38, are from the north of England and have been arrested on conspiracy to traffic people and manslaughter.
A spokesperson for Essex Police said: "We have carried out warrants in Cheshire as part of the investigation into 39 bodies being discovered in a lorry trailer in Grays.
"As a result, a 38-year-old man and a 38-year-old woman from Warrington have been arrested on suspicion of conspiracy to traffic people and on suspicion of 39 counts of manslaughter.
"A 25-year-old man, the driver of the lorry, remains in custody on suspicion of murder. A warrant of further detention was granted yesterday, Thursday 24 October, by local magistrates."
Mo Robinson, 25, from Northern Ireland was arrested on Wednesday morning and is currently being held in police custody.
Yesterday, Essex Police confirmed that the 39 people - 38 adults and one teenager - were all Chinese nationals.
In a statement released yesterday, the force said: "Of these, 38 are believed to be adults, and one is a young adult woman. We previously reported that she may have been a teenager.
"We have since confirmed that eight of the deceased are women and 31 are men and all are believed to be Chinese nationals. We arrested a man on suspicion of murder, who remains in custody."
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