Container deaths: Families say three lorries carrying more than 100 people were travelling to UK.
The container in which 39 people were found dead was part of a convoy of three lorries, relatives of the suspected victims say.
They believe that over 100 migrants were being brought to the UK on the lorries.
Essex cops ID victims by fingerprints amid fears 100 were smuggled to UK in 3-lorry convoy as fifth person arrested.
COPS are to ID victims by their fingerprints amid fears 100 migrants were smuggled to the UK in a three-lorry convoy.
Police today made a fifth arrest in connection with the deaths of 39 people found dead in a trailer – just as detectives said they were probing “wider conspiracy” in the ongoing investigation.
Death truck was in convoy of THREE lorries: Families claim more than 100 migrants were smuggled into UK.
A container in which 39 migrants were found dead was part of a convoy of three lorries, it has been claimed – as two more suspected victims are named.
Relatives of the suspected victims say more than 100 migrants were being brought to the UK on the lorries, but only two are believed to have completed their trips.
Essex lorry deaths: Appeal to Vietnamese over victims’ identities.
Efforts to identify 39 bodies found inside a lorry are focusing on the Vietnamese community, police have said, as officers seek to establish whether a “wider conspiracy” was involved.
Eight women and 31 men were discovered in Grays, Essex, on Wednesday. Det Ch Insp Martin Pasmore said he remained “open-minded” about the nationalities of the victims.