Grays lorry deaths: Man charged with human trafficking

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A MAN has been charged with human trafficking offences.

Christopher Kennedy, 23, was arrested on Friday 22 November in connection with a police enquiry in to the deaths of 39 Vietnamese nationals in a lorry trailer found in Grays on 23 October.

The Crown Prosecution Service has authorised charges of conspiracy to arrange or facilitate the travel of people with a view to exploitation and conspiracy to facilitate the commission of a breach of UK immigration law.

Kennedy, of Corkley Road in Darkley, County Armagh, Northern Ireland, is due to appear at Chelmsford Magistrates’ Court on Monday 25 November.

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