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Vietnam offers loans to grieving families to return 39 bodies found dead in Britain

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Loans are being offered loans to the families 39 Vietnamese citizens who were found dead in a refrigerated truck last month in the United Kingdom to repatriate the bodies to Vietnam.

Some relatives told the BBC they have been approached by Vietnamese authorities offering the option of taking out a government loan of up to $2,840 or paying the cost of repatriation themselves.

ESSEX TRUCK DEATH VICTIMS INCLUDE 10 TEENAGERS, TWO AS YOUNG AS 15: BRITISH POLICE

The families had already paid upwards of $50,000 to smuggle the victims into the United Kingdom, according to BBC.

“We already had to borrow so much money, we had to mortgage what we had. I don’t even know if we can borrow anymore,” said Pham Ngoc Tuan, brother of one of the victims.

Messages to the Vietnamese consulate in London from Fox News were not immediately returned.

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The bodies — 31 men and eight women —  were discovered inside a truck in Essex, about 25 miles east of London, on Oct. 23. Two drivers have been charged with manslaughter and suspects in Vietnam’s Ha Tinh province have also been taken into custody.

The truck’s container was registered in Bulgaria and entered Britain via ferry after leaving the Belgian port of Zeebrugge.

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Oscar Wilde’s stolen ring recovered by ‘art detective’

A stolen ring once belonging to the famed Irish writer Oscar Wilde has been recovered nearly 20 years after it was stolen from Britain’s Oxford University, according to reports.

Arthur Brand, a Dutchman nicknamed the “Indiana Jones of the Art World” for successfully recovering high-profile stolen artworks, used his connections in the underworld to track down Wilde’s ring, AFP reported.

The ring, which Wilde gave to a fellow student in 1876, was stolen during a burglary in 2002 at Oxford’s Magdalen College. At the time, the ring was worth about $45,000.

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The stolen ring that had belonged to Oscar Wilde was recovered some 20 years later. (Getty, File)

The burglary remained unsolved for years, with fears that the ring – made from 18-carat gold – may have been melted down.

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“We had given up hope of seeing it again,” Mark Blandford-Baker, Magdalen College’s home bursar, told AFP.

He said the university was “very pleased to have back a stolen item that forms part of a collection relating to one of our more famous alumni.”

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“[W]e are extremely grateful to Arthur Brand for finding it and returning it to us,” Blandford-Baker said.

The ring is set to make its return to Magdalen College in a formal ceremony on Dec. 4.

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Family of elderly man who broke neck during chiropractor visit want “unlawful killing” verdict

The family of a retired bank manager who suffered a broken neck during chiropractic treatment in England is urging the coroner to consider a verdict of unlawful killing in the case, while the chiropractor declared the incident “rare and unusual.”

Chiropractor Arleen Scholten, 40, had been treating 80-year-old John Lawler at Chiropractic 1st in York on August 2017 when he became like a “ragdoll,” unresponsive, and not able to feel his arms.

Lawler was taken to York Hospital before being transferred to Leeds General Infirmary, where he died the next day. A police investigation into his death ruled out any criminal charges, according to the BBC.

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John Thomas Lawler, 80 who died following treatment at a chiropractor clinic. See Ross Parry story RPYCHIRO

Joan Lawler, John’s husband, says they visited Scholten after he complained about pain in his back and legs and they booked a series of appointments following an initial assessment with Scholten.

Lawler says the first two appointments went well before they returned for a third on Aug. 11.

“She said his shoulders and back were out of line and by gentle manipulation, she could make his life much happier,” Lawler told the outlet. “She started on the shoulders and went around his body… Then the table dropped and he shouted ‘You’re hurting me. You are hurting me. I can’t feel my arms.'”

Lawler says Scholten got John on a chair, but he wasn’t moving or speaking. She performed mouth-to-mouth resuscitation on him until paramedics arrived.

Both legal teams argue whether Lawler would have survived if Scholten didn’t move him immediately after the injury.

Paul Spencer, the legal team representing Scholten, said there was a “significant and detailed” investigation after his death which had already “obtained expert reports,” according to the BBC.

“All of them considered whether the test for gross negligence manslaughter was met,” he said.

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The lawyer for the family cited information from the responding paramedic, Eleanor Davis, who told the inquest that she would have treated Lawler as a trauma patient and stabilized his neck — if she had been given a full account of the events from the chiropractor.

The outlet says Scholten didn’t tell paramedics about how she used the drop treatment when working on Lawler.

Following the incident, he was taken to the hospital where their family was told his neck was broken.

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“They said, unfortunately, John was a paraplegic and needed to be moved to a special unit,” Joan Lawler told the BBC. Doctors said her husband would require extensive 14-hour surgery to make the repairs, but they decided against the operation.

“There was nothing they could do. He lay there and just faded away,” she told the outlet.

Scholten told the inquest she was in a “complete and utter state of panic” after treating Lawler and declared the case “rare and unusual.”

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“I’ve never experienced anything like this,” she said. “I felt I could help him, I wanted to help him.”

Spencer said the Crown Prosecution Service had independently concluded there was “no basis to bring criminal proceedings.”

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Tick-borne illness that can cause brain inflammation detected in UK for the first time: officials

A potentially fatal tick-borne disease has been detected in ticks in the United Kingdom for the first time, Public Health England (PHE) announced this week.

LYME DISEASE-RELATED TICK ILLNESS WITH MORE SEVERE SYMPTOMS DETECTED IN NEW YORK: REPORT 

Tick-borne encephalitis virus (TBEV)  was found in a “small number” of ticks in Thetford Forest in eastern England as well as an “area on the border between Hampshire and Dorset,” officials said in a Tuesday news release. TBEV can cause tick-borne encephalitis (TBE) in humans if they are bitten by an infected tick.

In the release, PHE said there has been at least one “highly probable” case of TBE. Earlier this year, a European visitor was sickened with what officials said was likely TBE after he or she was bitten by a tick in the New Forest area. The patient has since recovered, however.

No other cases of TBE in the UK have been reported and health officials said the risk to the public is “very low.”

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At least one case of TBE occurred in the UK earlier this year, officials said. (iStock)

TBE, a human viral infectious disease, is endemic in Asia, Scandinavia and mainland Europe, according to PHE. Most people infected with TBE won’t experience any symptoms, though certain flu-like symptoms — fever, headache, fatigue, and nausea, among others — can occur. However, a person’s central nervous system can be affected during the second phase of the illness, which occurs in roughly 20 to 30 percent of TBE patients, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). The second phase can lead to meningitis or encephalitis (swelling of the brain). Death can occur as a result of the disease, though mortality is rare.

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“These are early research findings and indicate the need for further work, however, the risk to the general public is currently assessed to be very low,” said Dr. Nick Phin, with PHE, in a statement. “Ticks carry a number of infections including Lyme disease, so we are reminding people to be ‘tick aware’ and take tick precautions, particularly when visiting or working in areas with long grass such as woodlands, moorlands, and parks.”

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British police investigating truck deaths arrest 2 more, driver still in custody

Two more people – a man and a woman – were arrested Friday as part of the investigation into the deaths of 39 people inside the back of a semi-truck in southeastern England.

Essex police said the pair, both 38, and from Warrington in northwest England, was arrested on suspicion of manslaughter and conspiracy to traffic people. Additional information was not immediately available.

The 25-year-old truck driver, who was arrested Wednesday on suspicion of murder, remains in police custody.

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Police escort the truck, that was found to contain a large number of dead bodies, as they move it from an industrial estate in Thurrock, south England, Wednesday Oct. 23, 2019. Police in southeastern England said that 39 people were found dead Wednesday inside a truck container believed to have come from Bulgaria. (AP Photo/Alastair Grant)

CHINESE PAPER SAYS BRITAIN SHOULD HAVE DONE MORE TO PREVENT DEATHS INSIDE TRUCK

While authorities have not identified the driver, local British media have identified him as Mo Robinson of County Armagh in Northern Ireland.

“We want to be clear – we have not speculated about the identity of this man, and we will not do so,” police said Thursday.

The bodies of 31 men and 8 women were found dead inside the truck container early Wednesday at the Waterglade Industrial Park in Grays, a town about 25 miles east of London. The remains of 11 people from the truck were transported by ambulance from the Port of Tilbury under police escort on Thursday.

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Police forensic officers attend the scene after a truck was found to contain a large number of dead bodies, in Thurrock, South England, Wednesday Oct. 23. (AP)

First autopsies to determine the cause of death are expected to begin Friday.

“Formal identification will then follow the coronial process and will be a lengthy but crucial part of this investigation,” Essex police said in a statement. “As our investigations continue, the picture may change regarding identification, and we will continue to provide updates when appropriate under the direction of HM Coroner.”

39 FOUND DEAD IN TRUCK ENGLAND WERE CHINESE NATIONALS: POLICE

Although Essex police said they believe the dead were Chinese citizens, Chinese officials told reporters in a Beijing that the nationalities and identities of the victims had not yet been confirmed.

Chinese Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Hua Chunying said China was working in cooperation with local authorities.

“No matter where these victims come from, this is a great tragedy which drew the attention of the international community to the issue of illegal immigration,” she said. “The international community should further strengthen cooperation in this area, strengthen sharing of information and intelligence … to prevent such tragedies from happening again.”

Hua said Chinese authorities are also seeking information from police in Belgium since the shipping container in which the bodies were found was sent to England from the Belgian port of Zeebrugge.

The truck left the Belgian port via ferry and arrive in Purfleet, England, where it arrived early Wednesday. Where it was before then remains unclear.

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Floral tributes at the Waterglade Industrial Park in Thurrock, Essex, England Thursday Oct. 24, 2019 the day after 39 bodies were found inside a truck on the industrial estate.  (PA via AP)

As for the tractor unit of the truck – the smaller section at the front of the vehicle, police said it began its journey in Northern Ireland, where it made its way to Dublin. There it caught a ferry to Holyhead in north Wales before making its way to Essex. It picked up the container around 12:30 a.m. Wednesday in Thurrock.

TRUCK WITH 39 BODIES ENTERED ENGLAND FROM BELGIUM VIA FERRY, POLICE SAY AS NEW DETAILS EMERGE

It departed the dock around 1:05 a.m. and was spotted in CCTV footage going toward the industrial park just minutes before the bodies were discovered inside.

“This is the largest investigation of its kind Essex Police has ever had to conduct and it is likely to take some considerable time to come to a conclusion,” Chief Constable Ben-Julian Harrington said in a statement.

The tractor unit is registered in Bulgaria to a company owned by an Irish woman.

Global Trailer Rentals Ltd told Ireland’s national broadcaster RTE the trailer it owns was leased Oct. 15 in County Monaghan, in Ireland, at a rate of 275 euros ($299) per week. The Dublin-based company said it will make the data from its tracking system available to investigators.

The company’s directors told RTE it was “shell-shocked” at the news.

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Demonstrators hold a banner during a vigil for the 39 lorry victims, outside the Home Office in London, Thursday, Oct. 24. (AP)

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Three addresses in County Armagh were searched following the arrest of the driver.

The tragedy recalls the deaths of 58 Chinese migrants who suffocated in a truck in Dover, England, in 2000 after a perilous, months-long journey from China’s southern Fujian province. They were found stowed with a cargo of tomatoes after a ferry ride from Zeebrugge, the same Belgian port that featured in the latest tragedy.

In February 2004, 21 Chinese migrants — also from Fujian — who were working as cockle-pickers in Britain drowned when they were caught by treacherous tides in Morecambe Bay in northwest England.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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Chinese paper says Britain should have done more to prevent deaths inside truck: report

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A state-backed Chinese newspaper on Friday placed at least some blame on Britain for not preventing the tragic deaths of 39 Chinese nationals whose bodies were discovered in the back of a semi-truck about 25 miles east of London.

The Global Times wrote an editorial claiming it was clear that Britain and “relevant European countries have not fulfilled their responsibility to protect these people from such a death.”

Essex Police said 31 men and 8 women were found dead inside the truck container Wednesday at the Waterglade Industrial Park in Grays. The truck’s driver, a 25-year-old man from Northern Ireland, was detained on suspicion of murder.

Reuters, which cited the paper, reported that China did not confirm that the dead were its citizens.

Authorities in Britain are investigating. The Chinese Foreign Ministry said embassy employees in the U.K. will assist in the investigation.

The paper wrote that even if it is confirmed that those in the truck were being smuggled, their deaths should have been prevented.

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“Imagine how thoroughly European countries would take measures if dozens of Europeans were collectively, tragically killed in some way,” the paper wrote, according to Reuters.

Fox News’ Lucia I Saurez Sang contributed to this report

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Boris Johnson launches bid for December election to break Brexit impasse

Boris Johnson will launch an attempt to hold a general election in Britain on December 12 to “get Brexit done.”

The British prime minister will attempt to convince members of Parliament to formally back the bid on Monday, but he will need the support of two-thirds of the House of Commons. Britain’s next scheduled election is not until 2022.

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Johnson’s move comes after his Brexit bill was finally passed earlier this week, but lawmakers defeated his request to push through the legislation in a three-day timetable, saying it didn’t provide enough time for scrutiny. He said he expected the European Union to grant an extension to his October 31 deadline, likely to be to the end of January. The EU is expected to give its verdict on an extension on Friday.

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Britain’s Prime Minister Boris Johnson leaves 10 Downing Street, on his way to parliament in London, Thursday October 24, 2019. Johnson has announced Thursday that he wants a General Election. (PA via AP)

The prime minister said the Dec. 12 date will give lawmakers time before the election to scrutinize his Brexit bill. Under his plan, Parliament would remain working until Nov. 6, when campaigning would start.

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“We are going to give them all the time they want, between now and the dissolution of parliament to do scrutiny,” he said. “We have had three years, we have been reasonable, if you want more time you can have it. But we must all agree to go for an election on 12 December.”

Fox News’ Lucia Suarez Sang and The Associated Press contributed to this report.

This is a developing story. Check back for updates.

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39 people found dead in truck in southeast England were Chinese nationals: report

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The 39 people who were found inside the back of a semi-truck in England were identified on Thursday as Chinese nationals, according to reports.

The bodies were found near an industrial estate near London. Details about the victims have not been officially released except that one was a teenager.

The 25-year-old driver from Northern Ireland has been arrested on suspicion of murder. While Essex police have not identified him, several U.K. media outlets have named him as Mo Robinson, from Portadown, County Armagh. British police raided two sites in Northern Ireland.

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“This is a tragic incident where a large number of people have lost their lives. Our inquiries are ongoing to establish what has happened,” Essex Police Chief Superintendent Andrew Mariner told reporters at a press conference. “We are in the process of identifying the victims; however, I anticipate that this could be a lengthy process.”

The Belgian federal prosecutor’s office says it is clear that the container in which 39 people were found dead had come through the North Sea port of Zeebrugge.

Britain remains an attractive destination for immigrants, even as the U.K. is negotiating its divorce from the European Union. In Parliament, Prime Minister Boris Johnson put aside the Brexit crisis and vowed that human traffickers would be prosecuted to the full extent of the law.

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“All such traders in human beings should be hunted down and brought to justice,” he said.

Fox News’ Lucia I. Suarez Sang, Brie Stimson and the Associated Press contributed  to this report

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39 bodies found in back of truck in southeastern England, suspect arrested

Police in the United Kingdom on Wednesday arrested a 25-year-old Northern Ireland man on suspicion of murder after 39 bodies were found in the back of a semi-truck in Essex, which is east of London.

Essex police said that 38 of the bodies were adults and one was a teenager.

Chief Superintendent Andrew Mariner said investigators are working to identify the bodies, which is expected to be a “lengthy” process.

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Waterglade Industrial Park (Google Maps)

The truck traveled from Bulgaria through the Welsh town of Holyhead, police said according to the BBC.

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Police have cordoned off the Waterglade Industrial Park where the bodies were found.

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UK police plan US trip to interview suspect of deadly August crash

British police are planning to travel to the U.S. to interview the wife of an American diplomat who is accused of leaving the U.K. after her involvement in a crash that killed a British teenager in August.

Northamptonshire Police Chief Nick Adderley said Tuesday that officers will travel as soon as their visas are arranged.

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Charlotte Charles, mother of Harry Dunn, who died after his motorbike was involved in an August 2019 accident in Britain with Anne Sacoolas, wife of an American diplomat, speaks at a news conference in New York.  (AP)

The officers will interview Anne Sacoolas about the crash that killed 19-year-old Harry Dunn in August. His motorcycle collided with a car allegedly driven by Sacoolas near RAF Croughton, a British military base near Oxford that’s home to a signals intelligence station operated by the U.S. Air Force.

Sacoolas left Britain shortly after the crash, though police released a statement saying she had previously told them she had no plans to leave.

“Lawyers have clearly stated that the suspect wants to be personally interviewed by officers from Northamptonshire Police in order for them to see her and the devastation this has caused her and her family,” Adderley told a press conference.

He did not use Sacoolas’ name, describing her only as the suspect. He said she had turned down the offer of simply offering a prepared statement because she preferred an in-person interview.

“We do understand from colleagues in the U.S. that the family is utterly devastated,” he said.

President Trump weighed in last week when he met with Dunn’s parents, Charlotte Charles and Tim Dunn, and tried to arrange a White House meeting with Sacoolas.

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The Dunn family’s lawyer said the parents did not want a White House meeting with Sacoolas but wanted her to return to Britain to face justice.

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Tim Dunn said Tuesday he is hopeful police can convince Sacoolas to return to Britain.

Fox News’ Julia Maso and The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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