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Home Secretary statement on incident in Grays, Essex

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Following the tragic discovery of 39 bodies in Grays, Essex, the Home Secretary has released the below statement.

Home Secretary Priti Patel said:

I’m shocked and saddened by this utterly tragic incident in Grays. My heart goes out to all those affected.

Essex Police has arrested an individual and we must give them the space to conduct their investigations. Home Office immigration officials will be working closely alongside them to establish how this horrific event came to happen.

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