Brisith prime minister Boris Johnson stands with the chief constable of Essex police, Ben-Julian Harrington, and  home secretary Priti Patel, after laying flowers during during a visit to Thurrock Council Offices in Grays, Britain on Monday. Photograph: Stefan Rousseau/Reuters

Extra UK immigration officers are to be deployed at the Belgian border port of Zeebrugge and more Border Force staff will operate at Purfleet in Essex(...)

Nguyen Thi Phong and Pham Van Thin, mother and father of Pham Thi Tra My, who is believed to be among the 39 people found dead in a container truck in southeastern England, in their home in Can Loc district, Ha Tinh province, Vietnam. Photograph: EPA/STR

While 39 people were dying in a trailer in Essex, the fruit was rotting on the trees in Kent. Sixteen million apples have been left as a windfall for (...)

Gardaí stopped the man’s truck immediately outside the Dublin Port entrance when he returned to the county on Saturday. Photograph: Pádraig O’Reilly

A Northern Irish man suspected of taking part in the trafficking of 39 migrants who were later found dead in a trailer told Belgian port authorities h(...)

British  prime minister Boris Johnson signs a book of condolence for the 39 people who died in a trailer. Photograph: Getty

British prime minister Boris Johnson has pledged to do everything in his power to bring those responsible for the deaths of 39 migrants found inside a(...)

An artist courst sketch  of lorry driver Maurice Robinson (25) on video-link at Chelmsford Magistrates’ Court in Essex. Photograph: Elizabeth Cook/PA Wire

A truck driver from Northern Ireland accused of the manslaughter of 39 migrants was part of a “global ring” involved in smuggling large numbers of peo(...)

Police drive the lorry container along the road from the scene in Grays, Essex, last Wednesday.  It is not yet known when the victims entered the trailer, where temperatures can be as low as -25 degrees. Photograph: VIckie Flores/EPA

An Irishman suspected of taking part in the trafficking of 39 migrants who were found dead in a trailer in Essex last week is expected to be handed ov(...)

Gardaí stopped the man’s truck immediately outside the Dublin Port entrance. Photograph: Padraig O’Reilly

Gardaí have arrested a man suspected to have transported a trailer containing 39 migrants to a port in Belgium before they were later found dead in Es(...)

 Pham Van Thin (right) and Nguyen Thi Phong (left), father and mother of Pham Thi Tra My, who is believed to be among the 39 people found dead in a container truck in southeastern England, are seen in their home in Vietnam. Photograph:  EPA

The family of a young Vietnamese woman thought to be among the 39 migrants found dead in a lorry in Essex said she dismissed their pleas not to travel(...)

A Garda forensic officer is seen inside a truck cab seized at Dublin Port on Saturday. Police in Essex are keen to interview the Irish driver of this cab as part of their investigation into who transported the trailer in which 39 migrants died to the Belgian Port of Zeebrugge. Photograph: Padraig O’Reilly

UK Police Officers investigating the deaths of 39 people found in a lorry trailer in Essex are expected to visit Ireland in the coming days to questio(...)

Maurice Robinson  grew up in Laurelvale. The 25-year-old was charged with manslaughter on Saturday.  Photograph: via Facebook

Northern Ireland has many quiet, country villages; this week Laurelvale was among the quietest. Set in the Co Armagh countryside south of Portadown, (...)

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