A driver blamed for the murder of 39 individuals discovered dead in a lorry was a piece of a “worldwide ring” of individuals dealers, investigators have asserted.

Maurice Robinson, from Craigavon, was remanded in guardianship at Chelmsford Magistrates’ Court.

The 39 bodies were found in the lorry trailer on a modern domain in Grays, Essex, on Wednesday.

Writing in a book of sympathy, Prime Minister Boris Johnson said the world had been “stunned by this catastrophe”.

Mr Robinson, of Laurel Drive, showed up through video-interface and is accused of 39 checks of murder, intrigue to traffic individuals, scheme to help unlawful migration and tax evasion.

Examiner Ogheneruona Iguyovwe depicted the scheme charges as “a worldwide ring” including “the development of countless illicit migrants into the UK”.

Mr Robinson was not approached to show supplications and will next show up at the Old Bailey on 25 November.

DNA tests are being completed in Vietnam to recognize the people in question.

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Leader Boris Johnson marked a book of sympathy

The leader was joined at Thurrock Council’s workplaces by Home Secretary Priti Patel and individuals from the crisis administrations.

They additionally offered their regards to the exploited people by laying blossoms in the close by Mulberry garden.

Writing in the book of sympathy, Mr Johnson stated: “The entire country, and in fact the world had been stunned by this disaster and the mercilessness of the destiny that has been endured by honest individuals who were seeking after a superior life in this nation.

“In denouncing the hardness of those liable for this wrongdoing, we in the legislature of the United Kingdom resolve to make every effort to carry the culprits to equity.”

Ms Patel later told the House of Commons there would be an “expanded nearness” of Border Force officials at Purfleet, the Essex port where the compartment showed up.

She likewise said an understanding had been come to with Belgian specialists to send extra migration officials to Zeebrugge.


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