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UK man pleads guilty to immigration, property offences in truck deaths case

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By Reuters
UK man pleads guilty to immigration, property offences in truck deaths case
A general view shows Old Bailey central criminal court in London, Britain, November 25, 2019. REUTERS/Hannah McKay   -   Copyright  HANNAH MCKAY(Reuters)

LONDON (Reuters) – A Northern Irish man, who is charged with the manslaughter of 39 Vietnamese nationals found dead in a truck near London last month, pleaded guilty on Monday to assisting unlawful immigration and to acquiring criminal property.

Appearing by video link from Belmarsh Prison in east London, Maurice Robinson, 25, did not enter a plea to 41 other charges, including 39 counts of manslaughter.

(Reporting by Michael Holden, Writing by Andrew MacAskill, Editing by Estelle Shirbon)