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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Tilbury death 'a stark reminder' of trafficking effects

The tragic death of a man found in a container at Tilbury Docks is a "stark reminder of the human consequences of the trafficking trade," according to the Shadow immigration minister.

Shadow immigration minister David Hanson. Credit: Press Association

David Hanson said: "The tragic death at Tilbury is a stark reminder of the human consequences of the trafficking trade and why we need now to take effective action in the House of Commons to bring this to an end."

She added: "It is important that we also continue to put in place effective measures across Europe to identify those who are involved in this trade before individuals reach the UK."

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