Essex Police: Mysterious truck with 39 dead bodies arrived England from Belgium

The Latest on the death of 39 people in a truck container in southeastern England.

As at 4:25pm Wednesday, U.K. police revised their theories about a truck found in southeast England with 39 bodies inside, saying it traveled from Belgium to England, not from Ireland as they thought earlier.

Essex police said Wednesday that their earlier statement that the truck went from Ireland to Wales was incorrect. They now say it went from Zeebrugge in Belgium to Purfleet in England via a ferry.

The 39 people were found dead early Wednesday at an industrial park in southeast England.

Details about the victims have not been released except that one was a teenager.

The 25-year-old driver of the truck, who was from Northern Ireland, has been arrested on suspicion of murder.

The Bulgarian Foreign Ministry says the tractor-trailer truck found in southeast England with 39 dead people inside it has a Bulgarian registration.

The Swedish-made Scania truck is registered in Bulgaria’s Black Sea port city of Varna to a company owned by a woman from Ireland, the ministry said.

The bodies were found overnight Wednesday in the town of Gray’s, east of London. The deaths are suspected to be a tragic case of human trafficking from the way the bodies were jammed into the truck.

Authorities believe the truck left Ireland, coming to Britain on a ferry Saturday that sailed into the Welsh port of Holyhead. The truck was then driven across the country before being found in an industrial park, the Associated Press reports.