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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Man arrested after Afghan man's death at Tilbury docks

Police have arrested a man on suspicion of manslaughter and facilitating illegal entry into the UK following the death of an Afghan immigrant aboard a shipping container found at Tilbury docks on Saturday.

The man is aged 34 and comes from Limavady in Northern Ireland. Police say he was arrested just after midday at Banbridge on the A1.

He is due to be questioned by Essex Police and Northern Ireland police officers are currently searching his home.

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