October 24, 2019 / 6:28 PM / 2 months ago

UK police investigating truck deaths can hold driver for another 24 hours

Police move the lorry container where bodies were discovered, in Grays, Essex, Britain October 23, 2019. REUTERS/Hannah McKay

LONDON (Reuters) - British police said on Thursday they had been given permission to hold the driver of a truck in which the bodies of 39 Chinese nationals were discovered for another 24 hours.

The 25-year-old driver from Northern Ireland was arrested after the bodies of the 31 men and eight women were found in the container of the truck in the early hours of Wednesday morning.

Reporting by Michael Holden; editing by Stephen Addison

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