A second man has been charged in connection with the deaths of 39 Vietnamese people found in the back of a truck in England last month, British police said on Sunday.
Christopher Kennedy, a 23-year-old man from Northern Ireland, was arrested on Friday and was charged with human trafficking offenses. He is due to appear in court on Monday.
The bodies of 39 Vietnamese nationals were found in the back of a truck in Essex, southern England, on October 23.
Police charged Kennedy with conspiracy to arrange or facilitate the travel of people with a view to exploitation and conspiracy to facilitate the commission of a breach of U.K. immigration law.
Kennedy is the second man charged in the case, after the truck driver was charged with 39 counts of manslaughter last month.