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Four men found guilty of Essex lorry deaths received £770k worth of legal aid while families of 39 victims paid just £31k in compensation

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Horror: Container lorry in which 39 people were found dead in Grays, Essex. Credit: Aaron Chown

Horror: Container lorry in which 39 people were found dead in Grays, Essex. Credit: Aaron Chown

Horror: Container lorry in which 39 people were found dead in Grays, Essex. Credit: Aaron Chown

Four men — three of them from Northern Ireland — who were found guilty of the manslaughter of 39 Vietnamese migrants found dead in a lorry container in Essex in 2019, were given legal aid totalling more than £770,000.

To date, four of those centrally involved in the shocking crime have been ordered to pay the families of the victims compensation of just £31,493.

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Maurice Robinson. Credit: Essex Police

Maurice Robinson. Credit: Essex Police

Maurice Robinson. Credit: Essex Police

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