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Essex lorry deaths: Person of interest appears in Dublin court

A blue lorry cab driven by the 22-year-old was seized at Dublin Port on Saturday. Image copyright Padraig OReilly/splash
Image caption A blue lorry cab driven by the 22-year-old was seized at Dublin Port on Saturday

A man from Northern Ireland, who Essex Police say is of interest to the investigation into the deaths of 39 migrants, has appeared in court.

The 22-year-old is suspected of bringing the refrigerated container in which the migrants died, to Zeebrugge before it crossed the channel.

A blue lorry cab he was driving was seized by gardaĆ­ in Dublin on Saturday.

The man appeared in a Dublin court on charges unrelated to what happened in Essex on 23 October.

He was remanded in custody.

GardaĆ­ (Irish police) are liaising with Essex Police.