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Started by YorenInTheNorth on Oct 23, 2019 9:46:54 AM
Driver arrested after 39 bodies found in lorry container in Essex
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YorenInTheNorth - 23 Oct 2019 09:48:01 (#1 of 616)

Truly horrific. The article doesn't yet go into detail but I'm presuming this was human trafficking gone horribly wrong.

Jacob_Richter - 23 Oct 2019 09:52:12 (#2 of 616)

Jesus.

TrouserFreak - 23 Oct 2019 09:52:20 (#3 of 616)

Poor bastards.

FleurDuMal - 23 Oct 2019 09:56:04 (#4 of 616)

Oh God. What a terrible thing to happen.

StakludKar - 23 Oct 2019 10:16:22 (#5 of 616)

Driver from Northern Ireland arrested and the port of entry into the UK seems to have been Hollyhead.

Given B**it is likely to become the new main entry point for people smugglers

HouseOfLametta - 23 Oct 2019 10:16:58 (#6 of 616)

Fuck.

ishyomah - 23 Oct 2019 10:17:20 (#7 of 616)

There are some poor families waiting for the identifications. Can't imagine.

CentristDad - 23 Oct 2019 10:17:32 (#8 of 616)

That's truly horrific.

there was a scene in The Wire that was similar wasnt there?

SatelliteOne - 23 Oct 2019 10:17:34 (#9 of 616)

Depressing comments on the Newsshopper Facebook page. Thirty nine people have died ffs.

AlanII - 23 Oct 2019 10:17:44 (#10 of 616)

Horrible story.

Moschops - 23 Oct 2019 10:18:10 (#11 of 616)

there was a scene in The Wire that was similar wasnt there?

Season 2 opened with this

HerrWalrus - 23 Oct 2019 10:21:05 (#12 of 616)

Terrible way to die. Now can you imagine being a family member and hearing about this?

Given B**it is likely to become the new main entry point for people smugglers

Probably been a route for people smugglers for a while - why risk the Kent journey when obviously that's where most scrutiny will be?

StakludKar - 23 Oct 2019 10:28:18 (#13 of 616)

I braced myself before I read the comnents below the story on the LBC twitter post. Most seem humane at the moment.

So far

WibbleAgain - 23 Oct 2019 10:32:14 (#14 of 616)

Horrendous.

If they're Bulgarians they could come to the UK in much easier ways, as we're still in the EU. I expect they're not.

What a horrible world.

FrankieTeardrop - 23 Oct 2019 10:32:46 (#15 of 616)

bloody hell

Gotout - 23 Oct 2019 10:33:32 (#16 of 616)

This reminded me of an incident on the North West coast a few years back, when a lot of immigrants were drowned by an incoming tide whilst picking shellfish. In that case it was a criminal doing it for money, I wonder if this will also be about making money?

solomongursky - 23 Oct 2019 10:34:12 (#17 of 616)

In that case it was a criminal doing it for money

For Sainsburies, IIRC.

TheVoiceOfReason - 23 Oct 2019 10:35:03 (#18 of 616)

How odd to have come through Holyhead, when given the CTA they could’ve just gone to NI.

nac1001 - 23 Oct 2019 10:36:14 (#19 of 616)

Early indications suggest there 38 are adults and one teenager, police said. The lorry is from Bulgaria and entered Britain at Holyhead, North Wales, one of the main ports on the Irish Sea for ferries from Ireland.

However, a senior security source in Northern Ireland said it was his understanding the container did not originate on the island of Ireland.

- Irish Times

WibbleAgain - 23 Oct 2019 10:37:31 (#20 of 616)

#16

That was Chinese cockle pickers: https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-lancashire-25986388

In 2000 58 Chinese immigrants died in a lorry: https://www.theguardian.com/uk/2001/apr/05/immigra
tion.immigrationandpublicservices

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