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Truck driver found with 39 bodies appears at the British court

CHELMSFORD: On Monday, the driver of a truck in which 39 people were found dead appeared in a British court via video link on murder and allegations of human trafficking, as Vietnamese families of alleged victims spoke of their despair.

The discovery of bodies in a refrigerated truck on an industrial estate east of London has shed light on the illegal global human trafficking that sends the people of Asia, Africa and the Middle East on risky journeys to the West.

Driver Maurice Robinson appeared by video link in the court of Chelmsford Magistrates. The 25-year-old spoke only to confirm his name and address, wearing a gray sweatshirt.

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