Police question four suspects over UK lorry deaths

Image copyright PA Media Image caption The bodies were discovered in the early hours of Wednesday Police are continuing to question four suspects over the deaths of 39 people whose bodies were found inside a lorry in Essex. A man was detained at Stansted Airport on Friday on suspicion of manslaughter and conspiracy to traffic […]

Essex lorry deaths: Vietnamese families fear relatives among dead

Image copyright Family of Pham Tra My Image caption Pham Thi Tra My’s brother said the family had arranged for £30,000 to be paid to smugglers At least six of the 39 people found dead in a lorry trailer in Essex may have been from Vietnam. The BBC knows of six Vietnamese families who fear […]

Essex lorry deaths: Two held on suspicion of manslaughter

Image copyright PA Media Image caption The bodies were discovered in the early hours of Wednesday Two people have been arrested on suspicion of the manslaughter of 39 people found dead in a refrigerated lorry in Essex. The man and woman, both 38, from Warrington, Cheshire, were also held on suspicion of conspiracy to traffic. […]

UK lorry deaths: What we know

Media captionAerial footage shows police activity around the lorry where the bodies were found The bodies of 39 people were found in a lorry trailer in Essex in eastern England on 23 October. Three people, including the driver, have been arrested and a murder investigation has been launched. Essex Police said they were working “to […]

UK police removing bodies of 39 Chinese nationals

Media captionThirty nine bodies were found in the trailer container Police have begun the process of moving the bodies of 39 people found dead in a refrigerated lorry in Essex. Eleven of the victims – believed to be Chinese nationals – were taken by ambulance from the Port of Tilbury to Broomfield Hospital, Chelmsford. Police […]

UK Chinese lorry deaths: What we know

Media captionAerial footage shows police activity around the lorry where the bodies were found The bodies of 39 people, believed to be Chinese nationals, have been found in a lorry trailer in Essex in eastern England. The driver has been arrested and a murder investigation has been launched. Essex Police said they were working “to […]

Uluru climbing ban: Tourists scale sacred rock for final time

Media captionUluru tourist: “It is probably disrespectful but we climbed” Huge crowds have begun scrambling up Australia’s Uluru on the final day before the climb is banned. The giant monolith – once better known to visitors as Ayers Rock – will be permanently off limits from Saturday. Uluru is sacred to its indigenous custodians, the […]

TikTok hits back over China influence claims

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption American rapper Lil Nas X said “TikTok helped me change my life.” TikTok has hit back against claims of Chinese government interference over content shown on the video-sharing app. The popular platform, owned by Beijing-based Bytedance, said it “does not remove content” based on Chinese sensitivities. It follows concerns […]

Lion Air plane crash: ‘I lost my only son, I’m not satisfied with the final report’

Nearly a year after Lion Air Flight 610 crashed into the sea after taking off from Jakarta airport, Indonesian authorities are releasing the final report of their official investigation into the incident. All 189 people onboard the plane died, including Muhamad Rafi Andrian. His parents were among a group of victims’ families who were briefed […]

Essex lorry deaths: 39 found dead were Chinese nationals

Media captionThirty nine bodies were found in the trailer container The 39 people found dead in a refrigerated trailer in Essex were Chinese nationals. Police are continuing to question lorry driver Mo Robinson, 25, on suspicion of murdering the eight women and 31 men. Officers in Northern Ireland have raided three properties and the National […]

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