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 staff did a 'fantastic job' at Tilbury Docks

Ambulance staff have been praised for their quick thinking when faced with the 35 people found in a shipping container at Tilbury Docks.

A man has died and 34 others have been hospitalised following the incident. Credit: PA Wire

Daniel Gore, a Duty Assistant Chief Ambulance Officer at the scene, said: “The first crew on scene did a fantastic job in recognising the scale of this incident which meant we were able to get resources there very quickly and start delivering care to those involved.

He added: “Our initial priority was to assess the level and nature of any injuries, and ensure that those people in most need were treated first and taken to hospital."

One man has died and 34 others - including children - have been taken to hospitals suffering from severe dehydration and hypothermia.

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