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UK police say truck victims from Vietnam; 3 suspects held

Nov. 1, 2019 9:56 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — All 39 people found dead in a refrigerated container truck in England last week were Vietnamese nationals, British police said, as three more people were arrested in Ireland and Vietnam in the sprawling international investigation into what appears to be a people-smuggling tragedy. British...

The Latest: UK police believe 39 truck victims Vietnamese

Nov. 1, 2019 4:11 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — The Latest on 39 bodies found in a truck in Britain. (all times local): 8 p.m. British police say they now believe all 39 people found dead in a container truck in southeast England last week were Vietnamese nationals. Detectives initially said the victims discovered near the port of Purfleet...

Conor McGregor fined in Ireland for assault

Nov. 1, 2019 11:54 AM EDT

DUBLIN (AP) — Conor McGregor has been fined 1,000 euros ($1,120) for assaulting a man in a pub. The retired mixed martial arts fighter from Ireland pleaded guilty to a charge of assault during an appearance at Dublin District Court. Video footage of the incident in April was played in the hearing. McGregor...

The Latest: Truck driver charged with 39 manslaughter counts

Oct. 27, 2019 2:09 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — The Latest on the deaths of 39 people in a truck in England (all times local): 5:25 p.m. UK police have charged a truck driver with 39 counts of manslaughter and conspiracy to traffic people in connection with 39 deaths in the back of the truck he was driving in southeastern England. Police...

Police in Ireland have arrested another person in the case of 39 people found dead in a truck in England

Oct. 26, 2019 11:00 AM EDT
LONDON (AP) — Police in Ireland have arrested another person in the case of 39 people found dead in a truck in England.

4th suspect arrested as UK truck deaths case probe deepens

Oct. 25, 2019 4:54 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — A fourth person was arrested in connection with the deaths of 39 people found in the back of a container truck in southeastern England, British police said Friday as the investigation into one of the country's worst human smuggling cases geared up. Police said a 48-year-old man from Northern...

Probe expands into deaths of 39 in truck near British port

Oct. 24, 2019 11:49 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — British police expanded an investigation into one of the country's deadliest cases of human smuggling after 39 people were found dead in a refrigerated container truck near an English port. Essex police said the victims were believed to be from China, though its embassy said their...

UK's Johnson seeks Dec. 12 election to break Brexit impasse

Oct. 24, 2019 4:31 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — British Prime Minister Boris Johnson has finally abandoned his promise of an October Brexit and pinned his hopes on a December election. Two days after lawmakers stymied Johnson's latest attempt to pass his European Union divorce deal, he said Thursday that the only way to break Britain's...

Grim find: 39 dead in one of UK's worst trafficking cases

Oct. 23, 2019 4:31 PM EDT

GRAYS, England (AP) — Authorities found 39 people dead in a truck in an industrial park in England on Wednesday and arrested the driver on suspicion of murder in one of Britain's worst human-smuggling tragedies. Police were reconstructing the final journey of the victims as they tried to piece together...

The Latest: Truck with 39 dead came to England from Belgium

Oct. 23, 2019 2:55 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — The Latest on the death of 39 people in a truck container in southeastern England (all times local): 4:25 p.m. U.K. police are revising their theories about a truck found in southeast England with 39 bodies inside, saying it traveled from Belgium to England, not from Ireland as they thought...