BREAKING ESSEX

Two more arrested after 39 people are found dead in rear of a lorry in Essex

murder probe launched after 39 people found dead in rear of lorry in essex

Police have confirmed that Two more people have been arrested by officers  in  connection with the deaths of 39 people who were found in a lorry container in Essex,


Two further properties in Cheshire have been searched after Police obtained  warrants One is understood to be a £400,000 property belonging to the couple.

Police have made two further arrested they are a 38-year-old man and a 38-year-old woman from Warrington have been arrested on suspicion to traffic people and on suspicion of 39 counts of manslaughter. These are understood to be haulage boss and his wife who contacted Police stating that they had sold the vehicle a number of months ago.

Three  people now remain  custody with the driver of the lorry arrested on suspicion of murder at the scene of the discovery in Grays in the early hours of Wednesday.

In a statement Police say that they have carried out warrants in Cheshire as part of the investigation into 39 bodies being discovered in a lorry trailer in Grays.

As a result, a 38-year-old man and a 38-year-old woman from Warrington have been arrested on suspicion of conspiracy to traffic people and on suspicion of 39 counts of manslaughter.

A 25-year-old man, the driver of the lorry, remains in custody on suspicion of murder. A warrant of further detention was granted yesterday, Thursday 24 October, by local magistrates.

Last night, Thursday 24 October, we began the movement of the victims from the Port of Tilbury to the chosen mortuary site at Broomfield Hospital in Chelmsford.

This is all being done in close liaison with HM Coroner and we continue to work to ensure that the dignity of victims and respect for their loved ones are at the forefront of our investigation.

The first post-mortem examinations will begin today, Friday 25 October.

Formal identification will then follow the coronial process and will be a lengthy but crucial part of this investigation. As our investigations continue, the picture may change regarding identification, and we will continue to provide updates when appropriate under the direction of HM Coroner.