39 found dead in Essex lorry 'were Chinese nationals'

123rf

The 39 people found dead in the back of a lorry in Essex were all Chinese nationals, it has been reported.

Police have searched two addresses in Northern Ireland connected to the driver - 25-year-old Mo Robinson from Northern Ireland, as the National Crime Agency works towards identifying "organised crime groups who may have played a part".

He remains in custody for questioning on "suspicion of murder".

It comes as Belgian authorities continue to investigate the journey of the lorry where the bodies were found.

More from International

Coming Up on Dubai Eye

  • Afternoons with Helen Farmer

    2:00pm - 5:00pm

    Every weekday afternoon, Helen Farmer will help you to navigate the highs and lows of life in the UAE. Stay up to date with what’s happening and where to go.

  • Off Script with Chris, Robbie & Sonal

    5:00pm - 7:00pm

    The UAE’s alternative take on news, entertainment and sport. Join Chris, Robbie and Sonal as they cut through the clutter to bring you the news, entertainment and sport stories that actually matter.

BUSINESS BREAKFAST LATEST

On Dubai Eye