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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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Essex Police: Too early to tell how man died

In a press conference, Essex Police have said it is too early to tell how the man, who was one of 35 people found in a shipping container in Tilbury Docks, died.

Police Superintendent Trevor Roe said: "In terms of how the individual died, it will be subject to the normal coroner's process. It's too early to tell."

He also said: "We continue to work very closely with UK Border Agency and the Port of Tilbury Police. We are still waiting, because the 35 victims are spread across a number of hospitals, there are language issues, there is a need to bring them to a reception centre. We still don't understand the breakdown of men, women and children within the container, there is still some confusion because of the logistics of the operation."

He said the victims were believed to come from the Indian subcontinent.

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