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)

Local News

Recently Played Tracks

On Radio: Roberto

7pm - 10pm

Email the show

Text 'HEART' to 82122


On TV: Heart's Feel Good 50

8pm - 11pm

Watch heart TV

Heart VIP


Autumn Weather

Find your local four day weather report here.

Listening To Radio Win With Heart

Make Heart the soundtrack to your day and you could be a winner with great prizes up for grabs throughout the day.

Advertise Advertise in Essex

Get some great ideas on how to advertise your business on radio, online and on mobile.

Follow Heart on Twitter