Three released on bail as Essex lorry investigation continues

Three people arrested on Friday in connection with the lorry carrying 39 bodies have been released on bail.

A man and a woman, both 38, from Warrington, Cheshire have been released on bail until 11 November, and a 45-year-old man from Northern Ireland until 13 November.

Maurice Robinson, 25 and the driver of the lorry, of Laurel Drive, Craigavon, Northern Ireland, was initially arrested after the bodies – 31 men and eight women – were discovered in Grays, Essex. He has since been charged with manslaughter, human trafficking, assisting illegal immigration and money laundering, according to Essex Police.

Mr Robinson is due to appear at Chelmsford Magistrates Court on the 28th of October.

 

Words: Kim Se Hee l Photo: Reuters