Vietnamese man, 18, faces extradition to Belgium over Essex lorry migrant deaths

Vietnamese teenager, 18, accused of being key ‘organiser’ in people smuggling ring that saw 39 migrants suffocate in Essex lorry trailer loses appeal against extradition to Belgium on charges of running a ‘safe house’ Ngo Sy Tai, 18, lost an appeal against extradition to face charges in Belgium  He is accused of being an organiser … Read more

Smuggler who drove lorry on which 39 Vietnamese migrants died earned £100,000 from trafficking

Human trafficker Maurice ‘Mo’ Robinson, 26, (pictured) who drove a lorry on which 39 Vietnamese migrants suffered agonising deaths used some of £100,000 he made trafficking people on refurbishing his girlfriend’s hair salon, a court heard today A human trafficker who drove a lorry on which 39 Vietnamese migrants suffered agonising deaths used some of £100,000 he … Read more

Lorry driver and mechanic are found guilty of the manslaughter of 39 Vietnamese migrants

Lorry driver, 24, and mechanic, 43, are found guilty of the manslaughter of 39 Vietnamese migrants who suffocated as they were smuggled into Britain in HGV trailer By Katie Feehan For Mailonline Published: 13:17 GMT, 21 December 2020 | Updated: 13:18 GMT, 21 December 2020 Gheorghe Nica, 43, and Eamonn Harrison, 24, have been found … Read more

Haulier ‘who drove 39 Vietnamese migrants to their deaths’ says there was price on his head

Eamonn Harrison from Mayobridge, County Down, denies 39 counts of manslaughter and conspiracy to assist unlawful immigration A lorry driver accused of manslaughter over the deaths of 39 Vietnamese migrants has told jurors he was watching Netflix in bed with the curtains drawn at the time they were allegedly loaded into his trailer. Eamonn Harrison, 23, … Read more

Mechanic, 43, accused of killing 39 Vietnamese migrants says ‘burner’ phone was for girlfriends

A mechanic accused of killing 39 Vietnamese migrants who suffocated in a lorry has told a court he had a ‘burner,’ phone because he had four girlfriends, and not because of a people smuggling operation.  Gheorghe Nica, 43, is on trial at the Old Bailey charged with the manslaughter of the Vietnamese people who suffocated … Read more

Vietnamese migrants tried to break out of the back of a truck, court hears

Vietnamese migrants who suffocated to death in Essex lorry left slash marks after trying to battle their way out with a metal pole, court hears The temperature inside the lorry trailer reached 38.5C, the Old Bailey has heard Migrants inside the container attempted to smash the door open to get air  The people smuggling trial … Read more

Video shows STEAM billowing out of lorry in which 39 Vietnamese migrants suffocated to death

Horrifying footage showing steam rising from the container in which dozens of Vietnamese migrants suffocated to death at temperatures above 100 degrees has been shown to a jury. Trucker Maurice Robinson, 26, can be seen approaching the rear right hand door of his lorry and opening it. As he slowly eases the door open steam … Read more

Essex lorry deaths: Suffocating Vietnamese migrants shouted for help

There were calls of ‘open up, open up’ as 39 Vietnamese people struggled to breathe inside a sealed container bound for Britain, a court has heard. On October 23 last year, the men, women and children, aged 15 to 44, were found dead in the trailer after it was transported from Zeebrugge in Belgium to … Read more

Vietnamese migrant came to UK in lorry trailer where 39 later died

A Vietnamese migrant told how his parents paid £13,000 for a ‘VIP’ smuggling trip to Britain – just days before 39 people died in the back of the same lorry trailer.    The group of 28 men, eight women and three children – two of whom were just 15 – suffocated while being transported in a … Read more

Vietnamese migrants found dead in Essex lorry killed by ‘greedy’ people smugglers, court hears

A suffocating Vietnamese migrant locked inside a refridgerated lorry trailer in Essex recorded a harrowing final message to tell his family he was ‘sorry’ before he died, a court heard today.   The chilling voice message was sent by Nguyen Tho Tuan, 25, for his wife, children and mother from inside the trailer, which was later … Read more