Another arrest for truck deaths
BRITISH police said yesterday that they had charged another man as part of their investigation into the deaths of 39 Vietnamese migrants found dead in the back of a truck near London last year.
Alexandru-Ovidiu Hanga, 27, was charged with an immigration offence and was due to appear later at Basildon Magistrate’s Court, east of London.
Detectives also said they wanted to speak to any other Vietnamese nationals who had entered Britain illegally via a similar route through the port of Purfleet.
“We believe a number of other people travelled into the UK in a similar way to the 39 deceased throughout October and we hope these people will be able to help us,” Essex Police’s Assistant Chief Constable Tim Smith said. “We can assure you that your information and details will be treated in confidence.”