An­other ar­rest for truck deaths

Pretoria News - - WORLD -

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.”

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