British authorities charge another suspect in truck tragedy

(VOVWORLD) - British police have charged a 23-year-old man from Northern Ireland with human trafficking as part of their inquiry into the deaths of 39 people found in the back of a container truck near London last month. 
British authorities charge another suspect in truck tragedy - ảnh 1Police at the scene where 39 bodies were discovered in a truck container, in Grays, Essex, the UK, October 23, 2019. (Photo: Reuters/Hannah McKay) 

Police said in a statement that Christopher Kennedy was arrested on Friday. The latest arrest, the sixth in the ongoing investigation, came a month after the UK emergency services discovered the bodies of 31 men and eight women in a refrigerated container truck at the Waterglade Industrial Park in Grays, east of London.

Among those arrested is the truck driver, Maurice Robinson, also of Northern Ireland, who has been charged with dozens of counts of manslaughter, conspiracy to traffic people, and money laundering. All of the 39 victims are Vietnamese citizens.