JavaScript is off. Please enable to view full site.

Man arrested in Ireland in connection with deaths of 39 Vietnamese in 2019: UK police

Man arrested in Ireland in connection with deaths of 39 Vietnamese in 2019: UK police

Wednesday, April 22, 2020, 09:13 GMT+7
Man arrested in Ireland in connection with deaths of 39 Vietnamese in 2019: UK police
FILE PHOTO: Police vehicles are seen at the scene where bodies were discovered in a lorry container, in Grays, Essex, Britain October 24, 2019. Photo: Reuters

LONDON, April 20 -- Ronan Hughes, a 40-year-old from County Armagh in Northern Ireland, was arrested in Ireland on Monday in connection with the deaths of 39 Vietnamese nationals who were found in a lorry trailer in Essex, south-east England, in October 2019, Essex Police said in a statement.

Hughes has been charged with 39 offences of manslaughter as well as immigration offences, Essex Police said.

He will appear at Dublin's High Court on Tuesday.

Earlier this month, Northern Irish truck driver Maurice Robinson pleaded guilty to 39 counts of manslaughter related to the deaths. 

Reuters

More

Read more

;

Photos

VIDEOS

‘Taste of Australia’ gala dinner held in Ho Chi Minh City after 2-year hiatus

Taste of Australia Gala Reception has returned to the Park Hyatt Hotel in Ho Chi Minh City's District 1 after a two-year hiatus due to the COVID-19 pandemic

Vietnamese woman gives unconditional love to hundreds of adopted children

Despite her own immense hardship, she has taken in and cared for hundreds of orphans over the past three decades.

Vietnam’s Mekong Delta celebrates spring with ‘hat boi’ performances

The art form is so popular that it attracts people from all ages in the Mekong Delta

Vietnamese youngster travels back in time with clay miniatures

Each work is a scene caught by Dung and kept in his memories through his journeys across Vietnam

Latest news