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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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People discovered in container 'from Afghanistan'

A group of adults and children found in container at Tilbury Docks are from Afghanistan and are of the Sikh faith, Essex police say.

Essex Police are continuing with their investigations into the incident. Credit: PA Wire

Thirty-five people were found in the container yesterday morning, with one man pronounced dead at the scene.

Some 30 people have now been released from hospital and are in the care of Essex Police and Border Force staff at the Port of Tilbury.

Four remain at Southend Hospital, but are expected to be discharged later.

Essex Police said all of the stowaways will be taken care of by the Border Force once they have been questioned.

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