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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...

UK police seek 2 brothers in container death case

Oct. 29, 2019 11:57 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — British police say they are searching for two brothers from Northern Ireland as the investigation widens into the deaths of 39 people who were found in a truck container in southeastern England. Authorities are searching for 40-year-old Ronan Hughes and his 34-year-old brother Christopher...

Vietnam takes forensic samples to help in truck deaths case

Oct. 27, 2019 10:18 PM EDT

YEN THANH, Vietnam (AP) — Police have taken forensic samples from people in central Vietnam who believe their family members may be among the 39 victims found dead in a container truck in England last week. Up to 24 Vietnamese families had reported their missing family members to local authorities as of...

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...

Johnson's NIreland allies vow to keep rejecting Brexit deal

Oct. 26, 2019 1:18 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — Boris Johnson's allies in Northern Ireland vowed Saturday to keep rejecting the British prime minister's divorce deal with the European Union until his government wins more concessions from the bloc. Arlene Foster, the leader of Northern Ireland's Democratic Unionist Party, said she demanded...

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...

The Latest: UK police arrest 4th person in truck deaths case

Oct. 25, 2019 1:16 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — The Latest on the case of 39 people found dead in a truck in England (all times local): 6:10 p.m. British police say they have arrested a fourth person in connection with the deaths of 39 people found in a truck in southeast England. Essex Police deputy chief Pippa Mills says a 48-year-old...

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...

The Latest: Chinese Embassy says nationalities not confirmed

Oct. 24, 2019 10:57 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — The Latest on the death of 39 people found in a truck container in southeastern England (all times local): 3:30 a.m. The Chinese Embassy in London says the nationalities of the 39 people found dead in a container truck in England have not been confirmed, appearing to contradict a police...