Major police investigation


Waterglade Industrial Park, Eastern Avenue, Grays

Essex Police have launched a murder investigation following the tragic deaths of 39 people whose bodies were found in the container of a lorry at Waterglade Industrial Park, Eastern Avenue, Grays on Wednesday 23 October.

Support for relatives

Police have set-up a casualty bureau for concerned relatives. You can phone:

  • 0800 056 0944 if you are in the UK
  • +44 (0)207 158 0010 if you are outside the UK


For updates on the investigation, go to Essex Police: News.

If you have any information about this incident, please report it to police through the UK Police Major Incident Public Reporting Site.

Cllr Terry Piccolo, Mayor of Thurrock, said: "This is a tragic incident and our thoughts and prayers are with the family and friends of those who lost their lives in this terrible way. Thurrock Council will do all it can to assist Essex Police as their investigation continues."