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Punjabi speaking translators arrive at Tilbury Docks

Punjabi speaking translators have arrived to speak to some of the victims found trapped in a shipping container at the Tilbury Docks, according to ITV News producer Sandi Sidhu.


Translators for the people found in Tilbury Dock container are Punjabi speaking and working with the victims at Tilbury reception centre.

She added that Essex Police and UK Border agents will interview them in a refurbished passenger terminal at the docks.


Reception centre is @ tilbury dock in frmer refurbed passenger terminal. Essex Police & UKBA will interview the victims there.


Ambulance service: Tilbury Docks scene 'very difficult'

By Emily Morgan: ITV News Correspondent

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Superintendent Trevor Roe from Essex Police and Daniel Gore of the east of England Ambulance Service. Credit: PA Wire

An Essex ambulance spokesman described the scene at Tilbury Docks as "very difficult" following the discovery of 35 people in a shipping container.

Read: Police search more containers in Tilbury Docks


Tilbury Docks death treated as homicide

Tilbury Docks.
Tilbury Docks. Credit: John Stillwell/PA Wire

Essex Police are treating the death of a man in Tilbury as homicide. Employees at Tilbury Docks discovered over 30 people in a shipping container after they heard banging and screaming coming from the unit.

Public Health England (PHE) says it hasn't been involved with the events at the Docks earlier today.

The PHE spokesperson added that "healthcare professionals are highly alert to the signs and symptoms of the Ebola virus and we would have been notified immediately."

Casualty bureau set up at Tilbury Docks

Police gather at Tilbury Docks.
Police gather at Tilbury Docks. Credit: John Stillwell/PA Wire

Essex Police has announced a 'casualty bureau' has been set up to deal with the people found in a container at Tilbury Docks.

Staff from Port of Tilbury, UK Border Force and East of England Ambulance Service are also dealing with this incident.

Port of Tilbury
Port of Tilbury Credit: John Stillwell/PA Wire

London train companies 'least trusted' by passengers

Passengers do not feel the train companies are "on their side", according to a survey of thousands of rail travellers. With London and south east England train companies inspired the least trust.

Many passengers do not trust their train company to provide a good day-to-day service nor do they trust them to be truthful, fair or communicate well, the survey from rail customer watchdog Passenger Focus found.

London train companies 'least trusted' by passengers.
London train companies 'least trusted' by passengers. Credit: Edward Smith/EMPICS Entertainment

Involving 4,000 online interviews with rail travellers, the survey looked at how passengers trusted their service and what trust they put in their relationship with their train company.


Met Office warns of flood risk

The Met Office has said there is potential for severe weather over much of the UK during Sunday, but added that there is some uncertainty in the forecast.

On its website, the Met Office said: "The public should be aware of the risk of flooding due to heavy rain as well as very strong winds and large waves, particularly on the southern side of the depression. Given the unseasonable nature of the weather this could be sufficient to disrupt transport and make outdoor activities dangerous.

"This is a particularly volatile situation, and this alert is likely to be updated as the event approaches. The public are advised to keep up to date with the latest forecasts and alerts through the weekend."

World record success for bell-ringing cyclists

Cyclists on The Mall taking part in RideLondon 2014
Cyclists on The Mall taking part in RideLondon 2014 Credit: Andrew Matthews/PA Wire

The sun has been shining on the hundreds of cycling enthusiasts taking part in RideLondon 2014. Today's events included a fun ride around central London and an attempt to break the world record for the world's biggest bicycle bell ensemble.

Cyclists taking part in the world record attempt
Double-Olympic champion Laura Trott taking part in the record attempt Credit: John Stillwell/PA Wire

Olympian Laura Trott was one of 639 cyclists bidding for the World Record in front of the Guildhall in the City of London this morning. Led by bell-ringing musicians from the Guildhall School of Music, they surpassed the total of 503 cycling bell-ringers set in 2003 by the University of Leipzig in Germany, in front of officials from the Guinness Book of Records.

Miss Trott, 22, who is racing later today in the grand prix event, said it had been worth getting up early for what is her second world record.

The Essex-born champion added: "For me when I was growing up there was never really those opportunities - they would never shut down a whole city. For cycling to have come that far and be able to do that is incredible."

The orchestra was conducted by Guildhall School of Music's Dominic Wheeler, who was working with bike bells for the first time in his career to perform a specially composed variation on the Westminster Chimes.

Miss Trott and Olympic and Tour de France star Sir Bradley Wiggins will take part tomorrow in a 100-mile road race which ends on The Mall.

Tottenham Hotspur Foundation scheme to help children in care

Ledley King and David Ginola are to launch a project offering opportunities to children in care in North London. The project by Tottenham Hotspur Foundation is in partnership with the BT Sport Charitable Initiative, the supporters club, and will help youngsters increase their employability and life skills.

The Foundation has secured a grant over a three-year period from a new partnership between The Supporters Club and the Premier League, which will see The Supporters Club match fund club projects with the Premier League.

To Care Is To Do scheme is designed to engage and inspire looked after children and care leavers within the local community, will provide a range of support services to help improve educational attainment, increase employability, develop life skills and promote healthy and active lifestyles to all ages.

Over half of looked after children leave school without a single GCSE qualification, with only 13% likely to achieve five A* - C GCSE grades compared to almost half of all children. By the age of 19, three in ten looked after children are not in education, employment or training compared to only 13% of all young people in the UK.

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