Maurice Robinson from  Laurelvale in Northern Ireland. The 25-year-old pleaded guilty on Monday to assisting unlawful immigration.  Photograph: via Facebook

A Northern Irish lorry driver accused over the deaths of 39 migrants has pleaded guilty to plotting to assist illegal immigration and to acquiring cri(...)

Among the dead is Pham Thi Trà My. The 26-year-old from Ha Tinh province sent a final text message to her mother from the truck. File photograph: Guardian

The names of the 39 Vietnamese victims, including three boys, found dead in the back of a truck near London last month have been released by British p(...)

Police officers cordon off the area around the lorry at the scene in Waterglade Industrial Park in Grays, Essex where 39 bodies were discovered. File photograph: Vickie Flores/EPA

Another person has been arrested in Vietnam in connection with the 39 people found dead in Essex last month. Reports from Vietnam say a suspect had o(...)

The lorry which towed the trailer in which 39 bodies were discovered in Essex, sparking an international murder investigation. Photograph: Getty

Police in Vietnam have arrested eight people in relation to the discovery of 39 bodies in a truck near London last week, state media said on Monday. (...)

Candles laid out as part of the ceremony for the mass prayer and vigil for the 39 victims found dead inside the back of a truck in Grays, Essex, at The Holy Name and Our Lady of the Sacred Heart Church, London’s Vietnamese church, in east London. Photograph: Yui Mok/PA Wire

Members of the Vietnamese community gathered in London for a vigil in memory of the 39 people found dead in a lorry in Essex. The service on Saturda(...)

Police and forensic officers investigate the lorry in which 39 bodies were discovered in the trailer a week ago last Wednesday morning in Grays, Essex. Photograph: Leon Neal/Getty Images

Vietnam said on Saturday that human traffickers must be strictly dealt with as the Southeast Asian country was informed that several of its citizens w(...)

Police and forensic officers investigate the lorry in which 39 bodies were discovered in the trailer a week ago last  Wednesday morning in Grays, Essex. Photograph: Leon Neal/Getty Images

The 39 migrants found dead in the back of a lorry in Essex just over a week ago are believed to be Vietnamese nationals, police have said. Essex Poli(...)

The trailer in which Essex Police found the bodies of 39 migrants last week is driven away by police from the Waterglade Industrial Park in Grays. Photograph: Ben Stansall/AFP via Getty Images.

A Northern Irish man is facing multiple counts of manslaughter after UK authorities alleged that he delivered a trailer, in which 39 migrants were fou(...)

Det Chief Insp Daniel Stoten from Essex Police is pictured during a press conference in Belfast on Friday. Photograph: Arthur Allison/Pacemaker Press .

Detectives investigating the deaths of 39 migrants found in a trailer in Essex last week have spoken to one of two brothers from Northern Ireland soug(...)

Ronan Hughes (right) (40) and his brother Christopher Hughes (34) both from Armagh in Northern Ireland, who Essex Police wish to speak to on suspicion of manslaughter and human trafficking after the deaths of 39 people whose bodies were found in a container in Grays, Essex, on Wednesday. Photograph: Essex Police/PA

Police investigating the discovery of the bodies of 39 people in a lorry have named two suspects they want to speak to on suspicion of manslaughter an(...)

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