[2002] EWCA Crim 1944

An unsuccessful appeal against conviction by a lorry driver found guilty of manslaughter after customs officials found the bodies of 58 illegal Chinese immigrants in the back of his lorry on entry to the United Kingdom. Although he was jointly involved with the immigrants in an unlawful activity, the criminal law would not decline to hold him responsible for their deaths. The appellant's sentences for each manslaughter count were increased from six to 14 years. * Application for leave to appeal to the House of Lords pending.

CA (Crim Div) (Kay LJ, Colman J, Ouseley J)

31/07/2002

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