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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Post-mortem on dead Afghan immigrant 'inconclusive'

Tests on the body of an immigrant found dead inside a shipping container at Tilbury docks have failed to establish how he died.

The man, who is believed to be in his 40s, was one of 35 people discovered in the container on Saturday.

A statement from Essex Police said inquiries would continue after a post-mortem carried out yesterday proved inconclusive.

Superintendent Trevor Roe said: "Tragically, one man died on the voyage and the investigation into his death is now being led by us.

"These people were found in an awful situation and our main priority is to look after them and ensure they are now safe following what would have been a horrendous ordeal."

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