/Essex: 39 bodies found in truck container in UK — live updates – CNN

Essex: 39 bodies found in truck container in UK — live updates – CNN


UK authorities were called to the scene in southeast England shortly before 1:40 a.m. on Wednesday morning, where they found the bodies of 39 individuals inside a truck.
UK authorities were called to the scene in southeast England shortly before 1:40 a.m. on Wednesday morning, where they found the bodies of 39 individuals inside a truck.

Part of the line of inquiry for UK authorities is working out where the truck came from and how it ended up in an industrial park east of London.

Local police have said that they believe the truck originated from Bulgaria and that it entered Britain through the Welsh port of Holyhead over the weekend. A regular ferry service connects Holyhead with the Irish capital of Dublin.

“If the lorry came from Bulgaria, getting into Britain via Holyhead is an unorthodox route,” Seamus Leheny, Northern Ireland policy manager for the Freight Transport Association (FTA) told PA news agency. 

“People have been saying that security and checks have been increased a places like Dover and Calais, so it might be seen as an easier way to get in by going from Cherbourg or Roscoff, over to Rosslare, then up the road to Dublin.

 “It’s a long way around and it’ll add an extra day to the journey,” Leheny added. 

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