Two Remanded Over Tilbury Immigrants
Two lorry drivers have been remanded in custody after the death of a man found in a container at Tilbury docks last weekend.
The men, both from Northern Ireland, were arrested after 35 Afghan immigrants, including 13 children, were found last Saturday (16th August).
Amongst them was a baby, just 1-year-old.
All were distressed and suffering from dehydration.
A man had died by the time the group were discovered.
34-year-olds Stephen McLaughlin and Timothy Murphy of Londonderry are accused of helping immigrants illegally enter the UK.
Both are due at Basildon Crown Court in November.
(IMAGE: Essex Police)