A lorry driver who discovered the bodies of 39 migrants in the back of his trailer had been “blind to the risks” of people smuggling, a court has heard.
A ringleader of the people-smuggling ring responsible for the deaths of 39 migrants closed his eyes in the dock as his victims’ final agonising gasps were heard for the first time in court.
A jury has retired to consider verdicts in the trial of alleged people-smugglers linked to the deaths of 39 migrants.
A lorry driver was “in the loop” within minutes of the discovery of 39 dead migrants in the back of a trailer in Essex, a court has heard.
A lorry driver has agreed it was no “extraordinary coincidence” that two migrants ejected from his trailer in France turned up among the 39 dead in Essex days later.
A lorry driver accused of transporting 39 migrants to their deaths has told jurors he was “naive and gullible”.
A lorry driver accused over the deaths of 39 migrants has told jurors he is “devastated” for their families but denies knowing they were in his trailer.
A lorry driver accused over the deaths of 39 migrants has told jurors he is “devastated” for their families.
Many of the 39 migrants who died in a lorry trailer en route to Britain had hoped to find work and build a better life, a court has heard.
A police officer has described how he found the tightly packed, half-naked bodies of 39 migrants in the back of a lorry trailer.
A lorry driver described “loads” of migrants jammed into his trailer and not breathing in a 999 call played in court.
There were calls of “open up, open up” as 39 Vietnamese people struggled to breathe inside a sealed container bound for Britain, a court has heard.
A lone man was left “looking for his friends” in northern France the day before 39 Vietnamese people were found dead in the back of a lorry, a court has heard.
The lives of 39 Vietnamese people who died in a container lorry have been honoured by Londoners at a shrine set up to mark the first anniversary of the tragedy.
A lorry driver had a brush with police during a boozy night out in Bruges days before he was allegedly involved in the deaths of 39 migrants.
A Vietnamese man has told how his parents paid £13,000 for a “VIP” smuggling trip to Britain days before the deaths of 39 migrants.