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Suspect immigrants found in Essex shipping container

A man has died and several others are in hospital - after more than thirty adults and children were found inside a shipping container.

It arrived at Tilbury Docks in Essex on a ship from Belgium this morning. One man was found dead and the others are said to have significant health problems.

David Johns reports, speaking to Daniel Gore of East of England Ambulance Service, and Supt Trevor Rowe of Essex Police.


Flotilla prepares to leave

Tall ship in Tilbury Credit: ITV Meridian

The Thalassa is 1 of 14 tall ships which are setting sail for London to join in the Olympic celebrations. The ships will leave in convoy from Tilbury in Kent at 10am. They will cruise up and down the River Thames during the games.

Some of the Meridian team enjoy the sunshine before setting off on a Tall Ship to London 2012 Credit: ITV Meridian