Jury retires in Essex lorry manslaughter trial

After 10 weeks, the jury in the trial of the four suspects surrounding the deaths of 39 Vietnamese nationals, have retired to begin their deliberations today.

The victims bodies were discovered in the back of a lorry trailer on an industrial estate in Grays, Essex. The lorry driver, Maurice Robinson, entered a guilty plea to 39 counts of manslaughter in April of this year. The trial has been heard before Mr Justice Sweeney at the Central Criminal Court.

Alisdair Williamson QC appears for Eamon Harrison. William Emlyn Jones appears as lead counsel for the prosecution.

11th December 2020

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