Essex lorry deaths – Driver 'passed out' when he opened door 'to get paperwork' and found bodies of 39 Chinese migrants

A LORRY driver passed out when he opened the door to check some paperwork and discovered the bodies of 39 Chinese migrants, it has been reported.

Dad-to-be Maurice 'Mo'  Robinson, 25, is still being quizzed on suspicion of murder after he picked the trailer packed with bodies up from Purfleet in Essex yesterday.

The grisly discovery is one of Britain's biggest-ever mass murder probes after the bodies were found on an industrial estate in Grays yesterday morning.

Robinson passed out when he opened the doors to fetch some paperwork and discovered the bodies, a horrified witness told the Evening Standard.

The witness' claims have not been confirmed by Essex Police, who have been granted an extra 24 hours to question Robinson after he was arrested at 1.40am yesterday.

One pal told Mail Online: "When he opened the container up and saw all the dead bodies, he was absolutely horrified – as anyone would be – and called the ambulance service who in turn alerted the police.

"I heard the container was refrigerated – the temperature was -25 degrees and the bodies were frozen and had been dead for some time."

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