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Man pleads guilty to manslaughter in Grays lorry tragedy case

8th April 2020
Posted by Johnny Jenkins

A man has pleaded guilty to 39 counts of manslaughter at the Old Bailey today.

Maurice Robinson appeared virtually this afternoon, Wednesday 8 April, in connection with the investigation into the deaths of 39 Vietnamese nationals in October last year. 

The 25-year-old, from Craigavon in Northern Ireland, had previously pleaded guilty to conspiracy to assist unlawful immigration and acquiring criminal property at the same court on Monday 25 November. 

Sentencing will take place at a later date.

The lorry driver has an outstanding charge of transferring criminal property to answer.