October 28, 2019 / 6:55 AM / a month ago

UK police: man arrested in Ireland is of interest in truck death investigation

FILE PHOTO: A police officer moves the tape inside the cordon, at the scene where bodies were discovered in a lorry container, in Grays, Essex, Britain October 24, 2019. REUTERS/Simon Dawson

LONDON (Reuters) - British police said a man arrested in Dublin on Saturday is a person of interest in their investigation into the deaths of 39 people who were found in a truck container.

“A man arrested by the Garda at Dublin Port on Saturday 26 October is a person of interest in our murder investigation regarding the 39 people found dead in a lorry in Purfleet on Wednesday 23 October,” Essex Police said.

Reporting by Guy Faulconbridge, editing by Estelle Shirbon

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