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Irish trucker in court over deaths of 39 people in container

Published Wed Jun 24 2020 14:52:23 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)
An Irish truck driver has appeared in court on manslaughter charges over the deaths of 39 people found in a container in southeastern England in an apparent people-smuggling tragedy. Forty year old Ronan Hughes appeared by at Southend Magistrates Court by video link from a police station. He was earlier extradited from Ireland. The Vietnamese nationals were were found Oct. 23 in the back of a truck in an industrial park in the English town of Grays. The truck’s driver, Maurice Robinson, admitted 39 counts of manslaughter in April. Hughes was not asked to enter a plea and was ordered detained until a plea hearing at London’s Central Criminal Court on July 22.
by Associated Press
Irish trucker in court over deaths of 39 people in container
Irish trucker in court over deaths of 39 people in container