Brentwood: Man charged after eight people found in lorry
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A fast-paced investigation from our officers, including officers from our Commercial Vehicle Unit and Brentwood CID, has resulted in a man being charged with breaching immigration laws.
We were alerted to concerns for the welfare of eight males in a lorry trailer at a location in Brentwood, shortly after 3pm on Thursday 24 August.
The eight people, including five adults and three juveniles, received a medical check and were deemed safe and well.
Hulidau Pavel, 28, of no fixed address, has since been charged with facilitating unlawful entry into the UK.
He is due to appear at Chelmsford Magistrates’ Court today (Saturday 26 August).
Detective Inspector Karen Knibbs said:
“Essex Police takes these matters incredibly seriously and we are fully equipped to gather intelligence around potential breaches of immigration laws and investigate thoroughly. “We continue to work with our partners as part of this investigation.”
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