Handout photo issued by Essex Police of the 39 people who  died in the truck.  Photoraph: Essex Police/PA Wire

The two ringleaders of an Irish-Romanian people-smuggling gang responsible for the deaths of 39 Vietnamese people who suffocated in a sealed refrigera(...)

October, 2019: British police forensics officers work on the  lorry in which 39 people died. File photograph: PA

The people-smuggling ring behind the migrant deaths in Essex was an Irish-Romanian enterprise.  Gheorghe Nica (43) - Sentenced to 27 years Roma(...)

Police and forensic officers at the Waterglade Industrial Park in Grays, Essex, after 39 bodies of Vietnamese migrants were found inside the lorry on the industrial estate.  Photograph:  Stefan Rousseau/PA Wire

An Irish truck driver could be facing life in prison following his conviction for the manslaughter of 39 migrants. The Vietnamese migrants, aged betw(...)

A   CCTV image issued by Essex Police dated 23/10/19 of the trailer being taken off the ship at the Port of Purfleet, which was shown at the Old Bailey, London, during the trial. Photograph: PA

Victims of an alleged people-smuggling gang desperately pleaded for the doors of a lorry container to be opened before all 39 of them suffocated, a co(...)

A court artist sketch of  Eamonn Harrison  at the Old Bailey in London. Photograph: Elizabeth Cook/PA Wire

A man recorded a final message to his wife and children, saying: “I’m sorry. I cannot take care of you”, as he suffocated in the back of a lorry with (...)

 Gheorghe Nica (left) and Eamonn Harrison (right) two of four men to face trial, at the Old Bailey in London, for being part of an alleged people-smuggling ring linked to the deaths of 39 migrants in a lorry in Essex.  Image: Sketch by court artist Elizabeth Cook/PA

A Co Down truck-driver accused of being responsible for the deaths of 39 Vietnamese men, women and boys found suffocated in a shipping container near (...)

Police and forensic officers investigate the lorry in which 39 bodies were discovered in the trailer  in  Essex. File photograph: Leon Neal/Getty Images

A man from Northern Ireland has been charged with human trafficking offences after the bodies of 39 migrants were found in a refrigerated lorry contai(...)