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Airdate: Hunting the Essex Lorry Killers

UK doco looks at a 2019 incident where a Northern Irish smuggling gang accidentally killed 39 Vietnamese migrants.

Uk documentary Hunting the Essex Lorry Killers screens next Monday on ABC.

This follows the police investigation into a 2019 incident where a Northern Irish smuggling gang accidentally killed 39 Vietnamese migrants.

The documentary will show how detectives unveiled a multi-million-pound international smuggling ring, with its roots in a seemingly innocuous haulage business in the heart of Northern Ireland.

Producers gained exclusive access to Essex Police and the officers on the case, as it tells how evidence as pieced together and witness testimony proved a gang were behind the smuggling case.

Filmmakers also traveled to Vietnam to meet the families of some of those who died in the back of the lorry, hearing their heartbreaking stories of losing loved ones on the false promise of a new life in the UK.

9:50pm Monday on ABC.

Source: National World

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