Essex lorry deaths: Ronan Hughes admits manslaughter

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A man has admitted manslaughter after the deaths of 39 Vietnamese migrants found in a lorry container in Essex.

The men, women and children were discovered in a refrigerated trailer on 23 October in Grays.

Haulier Ronan Hughes, 40 of County Armagh, Northern Ireland, admitted manslaughter and conspiring to assist unlawful immigration at the Old Bailey.

A second man, Eamonn Harrison, 23, of Mayobridge, County Down, denied 39 charges of manslaughter.

He also pleaded not guilty to conspiring to assist unlawful immigration and faces a trial in October.

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