One illegal immigrant dead and more taken to hospital after being found in container


Blackleaf
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Basildon Hospital in Essex has said that it is 'responding to a major incident' after an illegal immigrant was found dead and others, including children, were found with 'significant health problems' at a shipping container at Tilbury Docks on the Thames early today, 25 miles east of London.

Essex Police were called after 31 people were found on the container, which arrived on a ship from Zeebrugge in Belgium and was being unloaded by Port of Tilbury authorities. They were believed to have been on board a vessel called Norstream - owned by P&O.

The East of England Ambulance service confirmed a hazardous area response team had been sent.

They said they were called to the docks at 6.37am to treat people who had been found in a container.

The Port of Tilbury is the principal port for London as well as being the main United Kingdom port for handling the importation of paper.

In 1588 Queen Elizabeth I came ashore here to review her main army at the nearby village of West Tilbury and to give her troops her famous 'I have the heart and stomach of a king' rallying speech before they defeated the Spanish Armada.


Man dead and others in hospital with 'significant health problems' after 31 adults and children were found in a shipping container at Tilbury Docks


Seven children were among the people found at the docks in Essex
Container was on a ship that was travelling over from Zeebrugge in Belgium
Basildon Hospital said on Twitter that it is 'responding to a major incident'

By Wills Robinson For Mailonline (external - login to view)
16 August 2014
Daily Mail

A man has died and other people have been taken to local hospitals with 'significant health problems' after 31 suspected illegal immigrants were found inside a shipping container at Tilbury Docks in Essex.

Basildon Hospital said on its Twitter feed that it is 'responding to a major incident', adding: 'A&E is open, but please be aware that waiting times may be extended.'

A spokesman for the hospital said they are providing treatment for 19 people including seven children. She added: 'They are all currently being assessed.'

Police stand at the gates of Tilbury Docks in Essex after a group of 31 suspected illegal immigrants were found in a shipping container

They are believed to have arrived from Zeebrugge in Belgium on board the Norstream (file picture)



Essex Police were called after the people were found on the container, which arrived on a ship from Zeebrugge in Belgium and was being unloaded by Port of Tilbury authorities. They were believed to have been on board a vessel called Norstream - owned by P&O.

A police spokesman said: 'Thirty one people, including adults and children of both genders, were found inside.

'One man has sadly died and the others have significant health problems. They are being treated by ambulance crews and are being taken to local hospitals.'

Police are dealing with the incident alongside staff from Port of Tilbury, UK Border Force and the East of England Ambulance Service, the spokesman said, while a casualty bureau is being set up.


One man has died after a group of 31 suspected illegal immigrants were found inside a shipping container at Tilbury Docks in Essex

The ship (not pictured) was travelling from Zeebrugge in Belgium and was being unloaded when the group was discovered

The East of England Ambulance service confirmed a hazardous area response team had been sent.

They said they were called to the docks at 6.37am to treat people who had been found in a container.

A statement said: 'We sent seven ambulances, two rapid response cars, a patient transport services vehicle, two duty operational managers, two Basics doctors and our hazardous area response team (Hart), a number of which are still on scene.

'Our initial priority is to assess the level and nature of any injuries, and ensure that those people in most need are treated first and taken to hospital.

'At present, we have taken two patients to Basildon and Thurrock Hospital and are still on scene treating and triaging others.

'We are working closely with other members of the emergency services at the scene, with our priority to ensure patients receive the medical help they need as quickly as possible.'

A spokesman for Darent Valley Hospital in Dartford, Kent, said it was 'currently on standby to receive cases'



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B00Mer
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What lengths people will go to. We are so very fortunate to be living in Canada.
 
Blackleaf
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It has been revealed that the 35 people who arrived in Britain from Zeebrugge in a shipping container are Afghan Sikhs who fled Afghanistan to Britain because, just like the Christians and the Yazidi in northern Iraq, they were being persecuted by members of you know which religion.

Like many people seeking a better life they passed through many other rich countries to get to Britain - which is seen as a land of milk and honey - but it is thought that, whilst they came to Britain of their own accord, they seeked the help of a people trafficker to get them here (international law states, however, that those fleeing persecution should go to the nearest safe country).


Essex Police named the dead man as Meet Singh Kapoor, who was 40 years old. Initial post-mortem tests have proved inconclusive.

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

The survivors cannot speak English and have been communicating with the authorities with the help of a local, Tilbury Sikh man. He has revealed that the dead man's child tried to wake his father, but eventually realised he was dead.

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

Essex Police have revealed that a Northern Irishman has been arrested in connection with people trafficking.

A police spokesman said the man was arrested at just after 12.00 BST yesterday on the A1 at Banbridge in County Down.

The Police Service of Northern Ireland (PSNI) are carrying out a search of his home, near Londonderry.

Footage has also been released showing the distressed victims just moments after they were released from the container at Tilbury. It is said they were within 40 minutes of death.


The Muslims have more blood on their hands.


Man held over Tilbury Docks shipping container death

BBC News
20 August 2014


The stowaways arrived in the UK from Belgium on Saturday morning. It is thought they are Afghan Sikhs fleeing persecution from Muslims

A man has been arrested on suspicion of manslaughter in connection with the death of a man inside a shipping container in Essex.

The dead man was one of 35 people from Afghanistan, including 15 children, found at Tilbury Docks on Saturday.

Essex Police said officers in Northern Ireland had also detained the suspect, 34 and from Limavady, on suspicion of facilitating illegal entry into the UK.

He is due to be transported to Essex for questioning later.

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

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


Emergency services were called to the docks after people were found in a container


Essex Police named the dead man as Meet Singh Kapoor, who was 40 years old. Initial post-mortem tests have proved inconclusive.

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

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

A police spokesman said the man was arrested at just after 12.00 BST on the A1 at Banbridge in County Down.

The Police Service of Northern Ireland (PSNI) are carrying out a search of his home, near Londonderry, he said.


The freighter Norstream left Zeebrugge on Friday evening


Acting Det Ch Insp Martin Pasmore, of Essex Police, said: "This is a fast-moving investigation which has already involved a number of police forces and law enforcement agencies from across the United Kingdom and Europe.

"I am very grateful to officers from the PSNI for their assistance this morning. We will continue to work closely with all of our policing colleagues as we pursue our investigation to bring those responsible for this crime to justice."

It is believed the migrants were in the container for about 18 hours.

Video showing the moment the stowaways were released from the container:

Moment Immigrants Are Released From Tilbury Shipping Container - YouTube (external - login to view)


BBC News - Man held over Tilbury Docks shipping container death (external - login to view)
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MHz
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Quote: Originally Posted by BlackleafView Post

It has been revealed that the 35 people who arrived in Britain from Zeebrugge in a shipping container are Afghan Sikhs who fled Afghanistan to Britain because, just like the Christians and the Yazidi in northern Iraq, they were being persecuted by members of you know which religion.

No need to guess, false Christian and their OT counterparts.
 
Blackleaf
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Quote: Originally Posted by MHzView Post

No need to guess, false Christian and their OT counterparts.


They were fleeing persecution from Muslims, not Christians. The Sikh community in Afghanistan is shrinking due to years of persecution at the hands of the Muslims, just as the Christian community in Iraq is much smaller than it was ten years ago due to persecution at the hands of the Muslims.

The Christians; the Yazidis; and now the Sikhs. I wonder who the religion of peace has in its sights next? Hindus is my bet. You saw it here first.
 
MHz
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News flash, the 'rebels' in Afghanistan were trained by the CIA to do just that to get the Soviets involved way back when. Do you think they turned that training in when the USSR left. They took up right where they were before the Moderate Muslims had taken control of the country. Women walking around in public, working, teaching, being politicians. Israel can create ISIS, that doesn't make them not part of Israel no matter what flag they wave around.
 
Blackleaf
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RICHARD LITTLEJOHN: Why the world is dying to come here


By Richard Littlejohn
19 August 2014
Daily Mail

The discovery of 35 desperate people inside a shipping container at Tilbury docks is a real-life horror story.

Basic humanity requires that we give them medical treatment and temporary accommodation.

Clearly they have suffered a terrible ordeal. They were dehydrated and close to suffocation. One of them died on the voyage from Zeebrugge.

There were 15 blameless children among those packed into what has been described as a ‘metal coffin’. We can only imagine what they have endured on their 3,500-mile journey across continents.


The discovery of 35 desperate people inside a shipping container at Tilbury docks is a real-life horror story

They have been exploited and put in mortal danger by callous traffickers, who trade in human misery.

But they weren’t kidnapped. While the children are exempt from any responsibility for their plight, all the adults involved knew what they were getting into.

They voluntarily paid the traffickers to smuggle them into Britain. Typically, it costs £20,000 to get from Afghanistan to Zeebrugge and a further £1,500 for a passage to England. I’m assuming they weren’t expecting to be flown first-class to Heathrow.

We are told they are all Afghan Sikhs fleeing Taliban persecution and they were attracted here because of the ‘thriving and established Afghan Sikh community in London’. There is also a thriving Sikh community in India, right on Afghanistan’s doorstep. So why didn’t they flee there?

I’m sure they’d be more at home in the Punjab than Putney.

Why didn’t they seek asylum in Russia, or Turkey, or any of the countries that they crossed en route to Zeebrugge?

Look no further than Sue Reid’s brilliant report in Saturday’s Mail on the African migrants heading across Europe. All of them said they wanted to end up in Britain because it is a ‘very rich country’ with a benevolent welfare system.

They will get free housing, medical treatment and receive benefits which are not available elsewhere in Europe. Even those who arrive here illegally know there is little chance of them ever being deported. The Afghans who hijacked a plane and flew it to Stansted in 2000 are all still here.

And who can forget Labour’s then Home Secretary Jack Straw travelling to Dover to welcome foreign nationals climbing out of the back of lorries?


People-traffickers had crammed the migrants - all from Afghanistan's beleaguered Sikh community - into the container packed with crates of cleaning chemicals and put it on a P&O cargo ferry from the Belgium port of Zeebrugge on Friday night before fleeing


Moment immigrants are released from Tilbury shipping container

Under international law, genuine refugees are supposed to apply for asylum in the first ‘safe’ country they set foot. But our so-called EU ‘partners’ such as Italy and France would rather wave them on to Britain.

I know there is supposed to be freedom of movement within the EU, but surely that privilege applies only to EU citizens, not illegal aliens.

Britain has a proud and honourable record of taking in refugees, dating back to the Huguenots (French Protestants fleeing persecution there). And we should continue to do so, within reason. But there are limits.

However heartbreaking some of the stories, we can’t go on giving asylum to all the world’s waifs and strays.

Labour politicians have been banging on about overflowing school class numbers and an over-burdened NHS without acknowledging that most of the pressure on our public services can be attributed to the mass immigration they deliberately foisted upon us. In the words of Peter Mandelson, Labour ‘sent out search parties’ for immigrants.

The Coalition has signally failed to stem the tide. The Lib Dems don’t even want to. They think we should go on rolling out the red carpet for everyone who decides to move here.

Britain has become a magnet for immigrants from all over the world, not by accident but by design.

It’s why thousands of people like the Afghan Sikhs who shipped up at Tilbury are prepared to take such terrible risks.

If it was made clear that those who arrive here illegally will not be entitled to any benefits and will be deported at the earliest opportunity, most wouldn’t bother.

As it stands, they obviously consider the risks are worth it — even if some die in transit.

Of course, we should treat these people humanely while they are here, but we should make it clear that their stay in this country will be only temporary.

I know this sounds harsh, but once they have recovered, they should be put on the first boat back to Zeebrugge or the first plane to Italy and they can apply for asylum there.

You can’t blame anyone for seeking a better life, but you can blame our own Government for sending a message around the world that Britain is a land of free milk and honey and everyone who makes it here is welcome.

Even if they are smuggled here illegally in shipping containers.

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