Police are expected to question a group of immigrants who were found inside a shipping container at Tilbury Docks in Essex.
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An Afghan immigrant who died after being found - along with 34 others - in a shipping container in Essex yesterday morning was a man believed to have been in his 40s.
A post-mortem examination was carried out today but further tests are set to be undertaken to establish the cause of the man's death.
Four others remain in Southend Hospital and are expected to be kept in for a second night.
The 34 people found alive in a shipping container at Tilbury docks are in the care of the Home Office after being interviewed by police and are in the process of applying for asylum in the UK.
"We are continuing to provide expert support, along with the National Crime Agency, to the Essex Police investigation into the discovery," a Home Office spokesperson said.
"This tragic incident is a reminder of the devastating human consequences of illegal migration and we will do all we can to help bring those responsible to justice," they added.
The Home Office does not comment on individual cases and any decision made will not be announced publicly.
Police have arrested a man on suspicion of manslaughter and facilitating illegal entry into the UK following the death of an Afghan immigrant aboard a shipping container found at Tilbury docks on Saturday.
The man is aged 34 and comes from Limavady in Northern Ireland. Police say he was arrested just after midday at Banbridge on the A1.
He is due to be questioned by Essex Police and Northern Ireland police officers are currently searching his home.
An Afghan immigrant found dead inside a cargo container has been named.
Police said they believed the man found at Tilbury Docks was 40-year-old Meet Singh Kapoor.
The wife and children of the Afghan man found dead in a shipping container in Tilbury Docks watched him die in front of their eyes.
Translator Kamaljit Singh Mataharu told ITV News he had "tears in his eyes" as the dead man's children told him what happened.
He said: "The little boy said to me that he tried to wake his dad but he didn't respond and then they found out he was dead."
The cause of the man's death is still unknown despite a post-mortem being carried out yesterday.
ITV News Correspondent Juliet Bremner has this report:
The 34 people found in a shipping container in Tilbury docks on Saturday are now in the process of claiming asylum in the UK.
The Homes Office said the men, women and children, aged from one to 72, were now in their care while their cases are being considered.
In a statement a Home Office spokesman said: "Following the conclusion of police interviews, the individuals involved have now been passed into our care.
"All 34 are now in the process of claiming asylum in the UK and we are providing accommodation and support to those who require it while their cases are considered.
"This tragic incident is a reminder of the devastating human consequences of illegal migration and we will do all we can to help bring those responsible to justice.
“The UK takes its international obligations extremely seriously and has a proud history of offering protection to those who need it. ”
Tests on the body of an immigrant found dead inside a shipping container at Tilbury docks have failed to establish how he died.
The man, who is believed to be in his 40s, was one of 35 people discovered in the container on Saturday.
A statement from Essex Police said inquiries would continue after a post-mortem carried out yesterday proved inconclusive.
Superintendent Trevor Roe said: "Tragically, one man died on the voyage and the investigation into his death is now being led by us.
"These people were found in an awful situation and our main priority is to look after them and ensure they are now safe following what would have been a horrendous ordeal."
A 20 year old man was attacked as he pushed a young child in a pushchair through Havant. It happened between 10.30pm and 11pm on Sunday, August 10 when he was walking along Wakefords Way.
As he walked past Monxton Green, three youths who were sat on the wall at the corner, approached the man and asked him to buy them some alcohol from the nearby Londis Store. The victim refused and they then punched him several times, hitting him in the back of the head with a blunt implement. They then stood on his head, causing serious head injuries. The offenders then made off towards Four Marks Green.
Officers have descriptions of the three youths they’d like to speak to:
Man one:- White - 5ft 10ins- Medium build- Aged 16 to 17- He had two tattoos of tear drops on the right side of his face in green ink, just below his right eye. - He was wearing a dark coloured hooded top with the hood up.
Man two:- Mixed race- 6ft 2ins- Large build- He looked about 19 years of age, but the victim believes he was younger, as he had asked him to get alochol from the store prior to the assault.- He had a purple scar running from his left ear to his chin- He spoke with a Liverpudlian accent- Wearing a grey Nike hooded top with the hood up. - He heard the other youths refer to him as ‘Marcus’
Man three:- White- 5ft 5ins- Skinny build- Aged 15 to 16- Wearing a bright yellow hooded top with the hood up and blue canvas type shoes with white soles
– Detective Constable Stuart Moore
“This was a vicious unprovoked attack on a man who had the young child of a friend with him. The victim is currently receiving treatment at hospital where he has been diagnosed with swelling to the brain. He has been suffering from fits, headaches and blurred vision since the attack. We are keen to speak to anyone who may have seen these youths or anyone who may have been approached by them to buy alcohol on that evening. I would also like to speak to anyone who has any information that could assist our inquiry.”
Security is being stepped up at ports in the South East as police hunt the people-trafficking gang responsible for smuggling 35 Afgan Sikhs into Tilbury Docks in a shipping container.
The group included 13 children, aged from one to 12. One man was found dead. Others have been treated in hospital for severe dehydration and hypothermia. Speaking through translators, they said another 30 minutes in the container would have killed them.
Andy Dickenson reports and speaks to Supt Trevor Rowe of Essex Police and Charlie Elphicke MP.