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The bodies have been found in the early hours of Wednesday

Police are continuing to query 4 suspects more than the deaths of 39 individuals whose bodies have been located inside a lorry in Essex.

A man was detained at Stansted Airport on Friday on suspicion of manslaughter and conspiracy to visitors individuals.

Two individuals from Warrington have been also held on the identical charges, though the lorry driver has been held on suspicion of murder given that Wednesday.

The arrests came as efforts to get rid of and recognize these who died continued.

Police officers have been noticed at the property address of the arrested couple, a man and a lady, who are each 38.

The man arrested at Stansted Airport is aged 48 and is from Northern Ireland.

Police have been provided further time to query the 25-year-old lorry driver, Mo Robinson, of County Armagh.

The bodies of eight females and 31 guys have been located in the refrigeration trailer at an industrial park in Grays.

The trailer arrived in Purfleet on the River Thames from Zeebrugge in Belgium at 00:30 BST on Wednesday.

It left the port shortly immediately after 01:05 the identical day and the bodies have been found at Waterglade Industrial Park about 35 minutes later.

It is believed a quantity of the individuals have been from Vietnam, regardless of Essex Police initially saying the victims have been Chinese nationals.

Households worried their relatives have been in the trailer have contacted the BBC.

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Pham Thi Tra My and Nguyen Dinh Luon

And VietHome, an organisation that represents the Vietnamese neighborhood in the UK stated it had received pictures of almost 20 individuals reported missing, given that the lorry was found.

The group stated it started to obtain reports of missing individuals on Wednesday. These who have disappeared have been aged in between 15 and 45, it stated.

The BBC spoke to the brother of Pham Thi Tra My, 26, who has not been heard from given that she sent text messages on Tuesday saying she could not breathe.

“We are asking the British police to support investigate so that my sister can be returned to the household,” he stated.

The final message received from Ms Tra My was at 22:30 BST on Tuesday – two hours prior to the trailer arrived at the Purfleet terminal from Zeebrugge in Belgium.

Her household have shared texts she sent to her parents which translated study: “I am seriously, seriously sorry, Mum and Dad, my trip to a foreign land has failed.

“I am dying, I can not breathe. I like you quite considerably Mum and Dad. I am sorry, Mother.”

Relatives of Nguyen Dinh Luong, 20, have also stated they worry he is amongst the 39 victims.

The Vietnamese Embassy in London has been in make contact with with Essex police given that Thursday, a spokesman confirmed.

Liu Xiaoming, the Chinese Ambassador to the UK, stated China was taking “firm and efficient measures against human trafficking”.

He named on the international neighborhood to “step up co-operation to crackdown on the crime of human trafficking”.

The Vietnamese risking it all to get to the UK

By Lucy Williamson

BBC News, northern France

An hour’s drive inland from the French coast, a dozen Vietnamese guys nurse tea more than a smoking campfire, as they wait for a telephone get in touch with from the man they get in touch with “the boss”. An Afghan man, they say, who opens trailers in the lorry-park nearby and shuts them inside.

Duc paid €30,000 ($33,200 £25,000) for a prepaid journey from Vietnam to London – by means of Russia, Poland, Germany and France. It was organised, he says, by a Vietnamese make contact with back property.

“I have some Vietnamese buddies in UK, who will support me discover jobs when I get there,” he told me. “These buddies support me get on lorries or container trucks to go across the border.”

Study extra of Lucy’s story from the camp right here.

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