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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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Police to begin questioning Tilbury container survivors

Police are expected to begin questioning some of the people found in a shipping container at a port.

Dock workers discovered 35 people inside a shipping container that had arrived from Belgium. Credit: PA Wire

A man died and 34 people - including children - were taken to hospital after they were rescued from the container at Tilbury Docks, when staff heard "screaming and banging" on Saturday morning.

The survivors - described as victims of "people trafficking" - were suffering from severe dehydration and hypothermia.

Police have launched a "homicide investigation" into the man's death and are working with other international authorities to establish the circumstances of the incident.

Officers said interpreters had been brought in to help with the "language issues", as they begin to speak to the group, who are believed to be from the Indian subcontinent.

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