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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Container with over 30 people in arrived from Belgium

A container filled with 31 people arrived on a ship from Zeebrugge in Belgium, police say.

The people were discovered when it was being unloaded at 7.35am by Port of Tilbury authorities.

One man has died following the discovery, while others are said to have "significant health problems".

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