October 23, 2019 / 4:03 PM / 23 days ago

UK police say will move truck found with 39 bodies shortly

Police are seen at the scene where bodies were discovered in a lorry container, in Grays, Essex, Britain October 23, 2019. REUTERS/Peter Nicholls

LONDON (Reuters) - British police said on Wednesday they will move a truck containing the bodies of 39 people to a secure location shortly.

“The lorry and the trailer will be moved to a secure location at Tilbury Docks, so the bodies can be recovered whilst preserving the dignity of the victims,” Essex Police Detective Chief Constable Pippa Mills said in a statement.

Reporting by Andy Bruce and Michael Holden; editing by Stephen Addison

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