Man from Essex arrested over deaths of 39 found in lorry

A 36-year-old man from Purfleet has been arrested on suspicion of manslaughter in connection with the deaths of 39 Vietnamese people in a lorry in Grays, Essex Police said.

Eight females and 31 males were found in the trailer on an industrial park, People came from provinces in Vietnam and were discovered on October 23, the two youngest people found in the truck were two boys aged just 15

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The people were identified as coming from various provinces of Vietnam, with the youngest being two boys aged 15.

Eight females and 31 males were found in the trailer early on October 23 at an industrial park.

Pictures of some of the migrants who died in the lorry

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