Several people found in container at British dock, some need treatment, say police

Police move the container lorry in which 39 bodies were discovered, in Grays, Essex, in October 2019.. PHOTO: REUTERS

LONDON (REUTERS) - A number of people have been found in a shipping container at a port in Hull, northern England, police said on Tuesday (March 3), some of whom needed medical attention.

"Officers are currently in attendance at King George Dock in Hull after a number of people have been found in a container at the dock," Humberside Police said in a statement.

"Some of those found are in need of medical treatment, although none of those are thought to be in a serious or life-threatening condition."

There was no immediate indication of how many people were involved or their nationalities.

Last October, 39 Vietnamese migrants were found dead in the back of a truck on an industrial estate east of London.

A British man who was driving the truck has admitted plotting to assist unlawful immigration.

Another man who was alleged to have delivered the refrigerated truck to a Belgian port is challenging his extradition from Ireland.

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