Irish company 'gutted' it provided trailer that 39 migrants died in

Brian Mahon, Ben Haugh

Police and forensic officers investigate the lorry and trailer in which 39 people were found deadLEON NEAL/GETTY IMAGES

An Irish company that rented out the trailer in which 39 migrants were found dead in Essex said it was "gutted" that its equipment was involved in the tragedy. UK police launched a murder investigation yesterday after the discovery of the bodies of 38 adults and a teenager in a refrigerated lorry container on an industrial estate. They had frozen to death.

Mo Robinson, 25, a self-employed haulier from Portadown in Co Armagh, Northern Ireland, was arrested on suspicion of murder after the red and white Scania cab and white trailer were found in Grays, Essex, in the early hours of yesterday morning.

It was the worst migrant tragedy in the UK since 58 died in the back of a lorry at the Port of...

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