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Conspiracy to assist unlawful immigration

27 November 2023

Ben Holt led Sam Willis in the prosecution of Caolan Gormley who was charged with a conspiracy to assist unlawful immigration into the UK. Gormley was the last defendant to come before the Courts charged with offending linked to the thirty-nine Vietnamese migrants who were found deceased in a trailer in Purfleet, Essex. Two further defendants pleaded guilty prior to trial; one to thirty-nine counts of manslaughter. Mr Gormley was convicted after a trial at the Central Criminal Court. He is due to be sentenced on the 30th November.

Instructed by Russell Tyner and Miguel Grana of the CPS SEOCID.

Final member of people-smuggling gang linked to 39 migrant deaths convicted | The Independent