New arrest over UK migrant truck deaths
British police have arrested a 23-year old man from Northern Ireland as part of their inquiry into the deaths of 39 Vietnamese people found in the back of a refrigerated container truck near London last month.
"He was arrested on suspicion of conspiracy to traffic people and conspiracy to assist unlawful immigration and remains in custody," Essex Police said in a statement on Friday.
The man was arrested on a motorway in Beaconsfield, west of London, the statement said.
The victims - 31 males and eight women - were found in a truck container on an industrial estate in Grays, Essex, not far from docks on the River Thames, on October 23.
British police have already charged 25-year-old Maurice Robinson, a truck driver also from Northern Ireland, with 39 counts of manslaughter, conspiracy to traffic people and money laundering.
A second man, Eamonn Harrison, 22, has been charged with the same offences in Ireland and British authorities are trying to extradite him from Dublin.
Police have also been looking for two brothers from Northern Ireland.
Police in Vietnam have arrested 10 people there in connection with the deaths of the victims, aged 15 to 44.