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Container deaths court hearing: Lorry driver part of 'global ring'


A lorry driver accused of the manslaughter of 39 migrants was part of a "global ring" involved in smuggling large numbers of people into the UK, a court has heard. Maurice Robinson, 25, was arrested after the bodies of eight women and 31 men were found in the refrigerated trailer attached to his Scania cab in an industrial park in Grays, Essex, in the early hours of October 23.

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