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Cardonagh man arrested on suspicion of death of trafficked victim

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A CARNDONAGH man has been arrested on suspicion of manslaughter in connection with the death of a man inside a shipping container in England last Saturday.

The 34 year old was arrested by the PSNI on the A1 in County Down yesterday on suspicion of facilitating illegal entry into the UK.

The arrest followed an incident in which 35 people from Afghanistan, including 15 children, were found at Tilbury Docks in Essex on Saturday.

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The group arrived in the UK on a ship from Belgium and were said by police to be victims of people trafficking.

They were discovered after dock workers heard screams and banging coming from one of the containers.

Essex Police named the dead man as 40-year-old Meet Singh Kapoor.

The 34 survivors include 10 men, nine women and the 15 children, with their ages ranging from one to 72.

They are all in the care of the UK Home Office after being questioned by police and are seeking asylum in the UK.

A police spokesman said the man was arrested early yesterday afternoon on the main Dublin to Belfast A1 at Banbridge in County Down.

The suspect had been living for the past couple of years in Limavady, County Derry.

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Earlier this month, Cuddihy pleaded not guilty to the murder of his parents by reason of insanity.

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