November 25, 2019 / 10:10 AM / 21 days ago

UK man pleads guilty to immigration, property offences in truck deaths case

LONDON, Nov 25 (Reuters) - A Northern Irish man, who is charged with the manslaughter of 39 Vietnamese nationals found dead in a truck near London last month, pleaded guilty on Monday to assisting unlawful immigration and to acquiring criminal property.

Appearing by video link from Belmarsh Prison in east London, Maurice Robinson, 25, did not enter a plea to 41 other charges, including 39 counts of manslaughter. (Reporting by Michael Holden, Writing by Andrew MacAskill, Editing by Estelle Shirbon)

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