All 39 lorry bod­ies now iden­ti­fied

The Scotsman - - NEWS DIGEST -

All 39 peo­ple found dead in the back of a lorry in Es­sex last month have now been for­mally iden­ti­fied.

Es­sex Po­lice said a se­ries of files had been brought be­fore an iden­ti­fi­ca­tion com­mis­sion with the as­sis­tance of Viet­namese po­lice.

Coroner Caro­line Beasley­mur­ray has now for­mally iden­ti­fied all of the vic­tims and their fam­i­lies have been no­ti­fied.

Mrs Beasley-mur­ray said: “May I take this op­por­tu­nity to of­fer my deep­est con­do­lences to the vic­tims’ fam­i­lies.”

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