Tag Archives: Essex

This afternoon.

Via Essex Echo:

Member of parliament Sir David Amess has been stabbed several times at a constituency surgery in Leigh.

The Tory MP for Southend West was attacked at Belfairs Methodist Church in Leigh.

Essex Police has confirmed a man has been arrested at the scene and a knife was found.

Sir David Amess MP for Southend West dies after attack (Essex Echo)

This afternoon.

Via RTÉ:

A spokesperson for Global Trailer Rentals Ltd (GTR) has confirmed that it owns the refrigerated trailer in which 39 people were found dead in Essex yesterday.

GTR is based in Dublin but also has locations in counties Louth and Monaghan.

The spokesperson said the trailer leased on 15 October from Global Trailer Rentals’ yard in Co Monaghan at a rate of €275 per week until it is returned.

The company has contacted the incident team in Essex police directly and gave them information about the person and company that leased the trailer.

Irish company confirms it leased refrigerated trailer at centre of Essex tragedy (RTÉ)

Yesterday: In Essex

Waterglade Industrial Park in Grays, Thurrock, Essex, England this afternoon


Gardaí are satisfied the 39 people found dead in a container in the UK this morning were not trafficked through the Republic of Ireland.

Detectives from the Garda National Immigration Bureau and officers from Special Crime Operations have been investigating the route the truck, and the container, took from Europe to Essex in England.


This afternoon.

The truck at the centre of the container tragedy in Essex is registered in Bulgaria and is owned by an Irish woman, according to the Bulgarian foreign ministry.

….Gardaí are investigating if the container transited through the Republic of Ireland.

They said they have not received a formal request for assistance, but are carrying out their own inquiries into the route the lorry may have taken.

They are also trying to establish if the lorry and container travelled to Holyhead from Dublin Port….

Truck at centre of Essex tragedy ‘owned by Irish woman’ – Bulgarian foreign ministry (RTÉ)


Waterglade Industrial Park in Grays, Thurrock, Essex, England this morning

This morning.

Thirty nine bodies have been found in a container in Thurrock in Essex, police have said.

The bodies were found in a lorry Waterglade Industrial Park in Grays, Thurrock, Essex at roughly 1.40am this morning adding a 25-year-old man from Northern Ireland has been arrested on suspicion of murder

Live Thurrock Eastern Avenue updates after 39 dead bodies found in lorry container on industrial estates (EssexLive)

39 bodies including one teenager are found in a lorry container in Essex as driver, 25, from Northern Ireland is arrested on suspicion of murder (MailOnline)

Pic: Essex Live