Essex lorry deaths: NI man arrested in England

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A 23-year-old man has been arrested in connection with the investigation into the deaths of 39 migrants who were found dead in a refrigerated lorry container in Essex.

Essex Police said in a statement: "A 23-year-old man from Northern Ireland was arrested by officers from Thames Valley Police on behalf of Essex Police in the early hours of this morning on the M40 in Beaconsfield, Buckinghamshire, in connection with our enquiry into the deaths of 39 Vietnamese nationals in a lorry trailer found in Grays on October 23.

"He was arrested on suspicion of conspiracy to traffic people and conspiracy to assist unlawful immigration, and remains in custody."

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