Essex lorry deaths: Migrant 'paid £13k for 'VIP' smuggling trip'

Credit: WorldNews- Published on October 22, 2020
The parents of a Vietnamese man paid £13,000 for a "VIP" smuggling trip to Britain along a route where 39 migrants died, a court has heard. Prosecutors allege the man, known as Witness X, was on one of two successful cross-channel runs before the deaths on October 23 last year. He told jurors he arrived in Essex weeks earlier...
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Published on October 22, 2020 -  01:09
CCTV of alleged people-smuggling trip before 39 found dead
CCTV of an alleged people-smuggling trip shown in case where a group ofVietnamese people suffocated in a sweltering sealed container as it wastransported from Zeebrugge in Belgium to Purfleet in Essex. On October 23 lastyear, a group of Vietnamese people suffocated in a sweltering sealed containeras it was transported from Zeebrugge in Belgium to Purfleet in Essex. Thetragedy allegedly followed two similar people-smuggling runs, the court hasheard. CCTV of the alleged successful people-smuggling trip. On the eveningOctober 17 last year, driver Eamonn Harrison was captured on film as hedropped off a trailer, allegedly containing the biscuits and migrants, at theport of Zeebrugge. This video has been shown at the Old Bailey, London, duringthe trial of four men - Gheorghe Nica, Eamonn Harrison, Christopher Kennedyand Valentin Calota - for being part of an alleged people-smuggling ringlinked to the death of 39 migrants in a lorry in Essex.

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Christopher Kennedy denies being part of a people-smuggling plot linked to the deaths of 39 migrants.
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