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Second man held over people found in Tilbury Docks container

A second man has been arrested in Northern Ireland in connection with the death of a man and discovery of 34 other immigrants in a shipping container at Tilbury Docks, Essex Police said.

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Ambulance service treating people on scene in Tilbury

At 6.37am this morning, the East of England Ambulance Service NHS Trust was called to Tilbury Docks in Essex to treat 32 people who had been found in a container.

We sent seven ambulances, two rapid response cars, a patient transport services vehicle, two duty operational managers, two BASICS doctors and our hazardous area response team (HART), a number of which are still on scene.

Our initial priority is to assess the level and nature of any injuries, and ensure that those people in most need are treated first and taken to hospital. At present, we have taken two patients to Basildon and Thurrock Hospital and are still on scene treating and treating others.

We are working closely with other members of the emergency services at the scene, with our priority to ensure patients receive the medical help they need as quickly as possible.

– East England Ambulance Service

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