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Abdul Iqbal QC

Trial begins over death of 39 Vietnamese migrants in Essex truck container – Abdul Iqbal QC defends

Four men have gone on trial at The Old Bailey in connection with the deaths of 39 Vietnamese nationals in an airport shipping in Essex last year.

The lorry driver Eamonn Harrison and Gheorge Nica are accused of manslaughter.

They are also charged, along with two others (Christopher Kennedy and Valentine Calota) with conspiracy to facilitate illegal immigration.

Abdul Iqbal QC defends one of the accused.

The trial is expected to last 6 weeks.

For media coverage of the case click here:

https://news.sky.com/story/essex-lorry-deaths-container-became-tomb-for-39-migrants-who-suffocated-inside-trial-hears-12098420

https://uk.reuters.com/article/uk-britain-bodies/man-admits-immigration-offence-in-vietnamese-truck-deaths-case-idUKKBN26S1NS

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-essex-54449175?intlink_from_url=https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/localnews/2639690-rainham/30&link_location=live-reporting-story

For further information about Abdul Iqbal QC – please contact one of his Clerks:

Andrew Thornton on 0113 213 5202

Gina Hawkins on 0113 213 5205

Rebecca Wilson on 0113 213 5203

Hannah Dempsey on 0113 213 5211

Elaine Foster-Morgan on 0113 213 5217

Robyn Nichol on 0113 213 5253