October 25, 2019 / 11:44 AM / 18 days ago

British police arrest two more people over truck deaths

Police tape is seen at the entrance to the Port of Tilbury where the bodies of immigrants are being held by authorities, following their discovery in a lorry in Essex on Wednesday morning, in Tilbury, Essex, Britain October 25, 2019. REUTERS/Peter Nicholls

LONDON (Reuters) - British police said they had arrested two more people over the deaths of 39 people found in a truck, believed to be Chinese nationals, on suspicion of human trafficking and manslaughter.

A man and a woman, both aged 38, were arrested in Warrington, northern England, Essex police said. The driver of the truck, a 25-year-old man from Northern Ireland, remains in police custody having been arrested on suspicion of murder.

Reporting by Michael Holden; editing by Stephen Addison

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