- Holy **** – 39 Bodies found in Lorry
is the murder charge a little odd? For sure the driver is responsible and should be charged, but proving he intended to kill the folks seems like it’d be tough – manslaughter seems (from what we know at the moment) like a more fitting charge – is it just that they would always charge as hard as they can and drop it later?Posted 2 months ago
is the murder charge a little odd? For sure the driver is responsible and should be charged, but proving he intended to kill the folks seems like it’d be tough – manslaughter seems (from what we know at the moment) like a more fitting charge – is it just that they would always charge as hard as they can and drop it later?
IIRC murder is the default in these cases and, as you say, they can re-assess as things come to lightPosted 2 months agosiwhiteSubscriber
Not the worst tally, but horrific nonetheless. Tragic for victims and their families, but please spare a thought for the emergency responders who are having to deal with the job…Posted 2 months agothegreatapeMember
is the arrest on suspicion of murder
chargea little odd?
Arrest on suspicion of murder covers things from a legal perspective in the (unlikely in this scenario) event there is evidence he meant them to die or come to significant harm. He doesn’t have to be charged with the same offence he was arrested for.Posted 2 months ago
Just noticed that a new headline popped up for this as all the bodies have now been identified. One thing I haven’t ever seen reported though is how were they discovered? The truck just seemed to be parked on an exciting bit of road in the industrial estate. Did the police pull him over for some reason (would expect that to be reported)? Or was it something else?Posted 2 months agofrankconwaySubscriber
Nothing like as serious but – lorry stopped in Wiltshire earlier this week with 15 illegal immigrants stowed in trailer; 1 hospitalised.Posted 2 months ago
Wonder what ‘best educated guess’ is for number who get into the UK each week?
Of that number, how many disappear into the black economy – or, more accurately, the dodgy end of legit market sectors such as nail bars and car washes?
It was reported he claimed he pulled over there to get some paperwork out of the back.
and then phoned it in himself? as per:
Someone (the driver?) phoned the emergency services after leaving Purfleet – presumably once he’d stopped at the industrial estate to let people out.
Which would be interesting as he would’ve known he’d be on the hook.Posted 2 months ago
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