- Title: UK police move truck found with 39 bodies
- Date: 23rd October 2019
- Summary: GRAYS, ENGLAND, UK (OCTOBER 23, 2019) (REUTERS) TRUCK THAT CARRIED BODIES OF 39 PEOPLE PARKED, FLASHING HEADLIGHTS PEOPLE AND POLICE VEHICLES LINING ROAD AHEAD TRUCK MOVING OUT OF INDUSTRIAL PARK AREA PEOPLE STANDING ALONG ROAD VARIOUS OF TRUCK AND POLICE VEHICLES DRIVING AWAY FROM INDUSTRIAL PARK
- Embargoed: 6th November 2019 16:16
- Keywords: British police truck lorry 39 people
- Location: GRAYS, ENGLAND, UK
- City: GRAYS, ENGLAND, UK
- Country: United Kingdom
- Topics: Crime/Law/Justice,Crime
- Reuters ID: LVA001B2BKKLJ
- Aspect Ratio: 16:9
- Story Text: British police found the bodies of 39 people inside a truck at an industrial estate near London on Wednesday (October 23) and said they had arrested the driver on suspicion of murder.
The discovery of the bodies - 38 adults and one teenager - was made in the early hours after emergency services were alerted to people in a truck container on an industrial site in Grays, about 20 miles (32 km) east of central London.
Police said the trailer, which was moved from the site under police escort later on Wednesday, arrived at nearby docks having travelled from Zeebrugge in Belgium and the bodies were found just over an hour later.
The red tractor unit of the truck was believed to have originated in Ireland. It had "Ireland" emblazoned on the windscreen along with the message "The Ultimate Dream". The driver, a 25-year-old man from Northern Ireland, remained in custody.
(Production: Ben Makori, Gerry Mey, Soraya Ali)
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