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Two men convicted in connection with the deaths of 39 Vietnamese migrants found in a lorry in Essex

Dec 21, 2020 13:12 By News Northern Sound
Two men convicted in connection with the deaths of 39 Vietnamese migrants found in a lorry in Essex Two men convicted in connection with the deaths of 39 Vietnamese migrants found in a lorry in Essex
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Two men, including a Northern Irish man, have been found guilty of the manslaughter of 39 Vietnamese nationals found in the back of a lorry

Two men, including a Northern Irish man, have been found guilty of the manslaughter of 39 Vietnamese nationals found in the back of a lorry trailer.

The Old Bailey in London heard they suffocated in the container after crossing last year from Zeebrugge to Purfleet in Essex.

24 year old lorry driver Eamonn Harrison from Newry in County Down, and 43 year-old Gheorghe Nica from Basildon in Essex had both denied manslaughter.

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DCI Daniel Stoten from Essex Police says each victim paid upwards of 10-thousand euro to be smuggled into Britain.

 

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