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Third Northern Ireland man held over death of Afghan immigrant found in shipping container

By Rebecca Black

A third Northern Ireland man has been arrested in connection with the death of an Afghan immigrant found in a shipping container.

The 47-year-old from Dungannon was arrested in Merseyside yesterday morning in connection with the death of Meet Singh Kapoor (40), who was found with 34 living people at Tilbury Docks in Essex on August 16.

The man was held at Liverpool Ferry Port on suspicion of manslaughter and facilitating illegal entry into the United Kingdom and was due to transfer to Essex Police custody last night.

Two lorry drivers have already appeared in court in connection with the case.

Londonderry men Stephen McLaughlin (34) and Timothy Murphy (33) have already appeared in court in connection with the case.

They are charged with conspiring to facilitate illegal entry into the UK and are due to appear at Basildon Crown Court in November.

Kapoor was among a group of 35 immigrants found in the container, including 13 children.

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