TILBURY DEATH LATEST: Local Sikhs help Afghani victims

TILBURY DEATH LATEST: Local Sikhs help Afghani victims

TILBURY DEATH LATEST: Local Sikhs help Afghani victims

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TILBURY Sikhs have helped Afghani immigrants found in a shipping container with a dead countryman.

Essex Police have confirmed the dead man and 34 men, women and children found at Tilbury Docks on Saturday morning were Sikhs from Afghanistan.

Local Sikhs have provided clothing and religious supplies for the survivors, who are being questioned at an immigration reception centre near the port today.

Superintendent Trevor Roe, of Essex Police, said: "The welfare and health of the people is our priority at this stage.

“Now they are well enough, our officers and colleagues from the Border Force will be speaking to them via interpreters so we can piece together what happened and how they came to be in the container.

“We now understand that they are from Afghanistan and are of the Sikh faith. We have had a good deal of help from partners within the local Sikh community in the Tilbury area to ensure that these poor people, who would have been through a horrific ordeal, are supported in terms of their religious and clothing needs.

“The Red Cross are also helping; they have provided food and welfare help for the people overnight. We are grateful for their support and I would like to say a big thank you to them.”

Four of the victims are still being treated for dehydration and hyperthermia at Southend Hospital, but doctors have discharged the other 30, including 11 men and women and seven children from Basildon Hospital.

All will be taken care of by the Border Force in a suitable location once police have finished questioning them.

A casualty bureau set up for anybody concerned about a friend or relative, has received about a dozen calls so far.

People living in the UK should call 0800 0560944 and people outside of the UK can call 0207 1580010.

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5:02pm Sun 17 Aug 14

runwellian says...

So when are they being deported?

No question about being illegal immigrants!
So when are they being deported? No question about being illegal immigrants! runwellian
  • Score: 19

5:42pm Sun 17 Aug 14

Gaz Michaels says...

runwellian wrote:
So when are they being deported?

No question about being illegal immigrants!
One dead, many hospitalised, including children, in the last 36 hours and the only comment you can contribute to this is "So when are they being deported?".

Don't you have any bloody compassion for sick or dead people then?
[quote][p][bold]runwellian[/bold] wrote: So when are they being deported? No question about being illegal immigrants![/p][/quote]One dead, many hospitalised, including children, in the last 36 hours and the only comment you can contribute to this is "So when are they being deported?". Don't you have any bloody compassion for sick or dead people then? Gaz Michaels
  • Score: -3

6:38pm Sun 17 Aug 14

Bosniavet says...

Well done to Tilbury's Sikh communityfor helping their fellow Sikhs. However, I still have to say that they should not be allowed to stay here, & should be returned to the first safe nation they arrived in after leaving Afghanistan.
Well done to Tilbury's Sikh communityfor helping their fellow Sikhs. However, I still have to say that they should not be allowed to stay here, & should be returned to the first safe nation they arrived in after leaving Afghanistan. Bosniavet
  • Score: 28

12:16am Mon 18 Aug 14

pendulum says...

I hope the police investigation proceeds quickly, with the surviving immigrants punished for illegal entry then sent packing.
I hope the police investigation proceeds quickly, with the surviving immigrants punished for illegal entry then sent packing. pendulum
  • Score: 13

8:45am Mon 18 Aug 14

supermadmax says...

I believe that can claim asylum, say they being attacked by the muslims in afgan or similar. I don't think they will be going anywhere.
I believe that can claim asylum, say they being attacked by the muslims in afgan or similar. I don't think they will be going anywhere. supermadmax
  • Score: 1

12:08pm Mon 18 Aug 14

DAGASMAN says...

Oh they not muslim? Ok, let 'em stay
Oh they not muslim? Ok, let 'em stay DAGASMAN
  • Score: 0

1:54pm Mon 18 Aug 14

ThisYear says...

DAGASMAN wrote:
Oh they not muslim? Ok, let 'em stay
Your bigotry and prejudice shines through the darkness of your personality.. like a torch welded to the head of a racist scumbag.
[quote][p][bold]DAGASMAN[/bold] wrote: Oh they not muslim? Ok, let 'em stay[/p][/quote]Your bigotry and prejudice shines through the darkness of your personality.. like a torch welded to the head of a racist scumbag. ThisYear
  • Score: -9

4:40pm Mon 18 Aug 14

DAGASMAN says...

ThisYear wrote:
DAGASMAN wrote:
Oh they not muslim? Ok, let 'em stay
Your bigotry and prejudice shines through the darkness of your personality.. like a torch welded to the head of a racist scumbag.
Muslim aint a race bro. I love sikhs, they integrate.
[quote][p][bold]ThisYear[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]DAGASMAN[/bold] wrote: Oh they not muslim? Ok, let 'em stay[/p][/quote]Your bigotry and prejudice shines through the darkness of your personality.. like a torch welded to the head of a racist scumbag.[/p][/quote]Muslim aint a race bro. I love sikhs, they integrate. DAGASMAN
  • Score: 1

4:56pm Mon 18 Aug 14

Sensible Man says...

Clearly- the most obvious thing here is that as soon as they are fit and well (perhaps their friends and relatives in the UK can make a suitable contribution to the NHS) - they MUST be removed from the United Kingdom immediately. Failure to do so will simply encourage others to follow this crazy life-threatening route to reach this land of benefits milk and honey. Surely even the most stupid, brainless, leftie, Labour- lover on here must realise that there is no way that these people should have got as far as England. If they are genuine asylum seekers they should have claimed in the first of the no doubt many countries they passed through en route from their home. WHY did they not do so???? WHAT is the attraction of England??

I really hope that all these migrants fully recover - but to allow them to stay in England would be total madness. How many more would then try to follow in similar containers??

Any of our resident lefties care to dispute my rationale????
Clearly- the most obvious thing here is that as soon as they are fit and well (perhaps their friends and relatives in the UK can make a suitable contribution to the NHS) - they MUST be removed from the United Kingdom immediately. Failure to do so will simply encourage others to follow this crazy life-threatening route to reach this land of benefits milk and honey. Surely even the most stupid, brainless, leftie, Labour- lover on here must realise that there is no way that these people should have got as far as England. If they are genuine asylum seekers they should have claimed in the first of the no doubt many countries they passed through en route from their home. WHY did they not do so???? WHAT is the attraction of England?? I really hope that all these migrants fully recover - but to allow them to stay in England would be total madness. How many more would then try to follow in similar containers?? Any of our resident lefties care to dispute my rationale???? Sensible Man
  • Score: 2

5:07pm Mon 18 Aug 14

Sensible Man says...

And - just to clarify - if they have good and proven grounds as to why they would be unsafe at home then removal should be to the most appropriate safe country that they passed through on their way here. Their asylum claims should certainly NOT fall to be considered in the United Kingdom. I believe something called the "Dublin Convention" takes precedence here.
And - just to clarify - if they have good and proven grounds as to why they would be unsafe at home then removal should be to the most appropriate safe country that they passed through on their way here. Their asylum claims should certainly NOT fall to be considered in the United Kingdom. I believe something called the "Dublin Convention" takes precedence here. Sensible Man
  • Score: 2

6:08pm Mon 18 Aug 14

ThisYear says...

DAGASMAN wrote:
ThisYear wrote:
DAGASMAN wrote:
Oh they not muslim? Ok, let 'em stay
Your bigotry and prejudice shines through the darkness of your personality.. like a torch welded to the head of a racist scumbag.
Muslim aint a race bro. I love sikhs, they integrate.
Please dont consider me your brother!

The bigotry and prejudice fits your Muslim comment...my accusal of 'racist' (one you dont refute) is based on other posts submitted by you and the implication of your comments on this thread.
[quote][p][bold]DAGASMAN[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]ThisYear[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]DAGASMAN[/bold] wrote: Oh they not muslim? Ok, let 'em stay[/p][/quote]Your bigotry and prejudice shines through the darkness of your personality.. like a torch welded to the head of a racist scumbag.[/p][/quote]Muslim aint a race bro. I love sikhs, they integrate.[/p][/quote]Please dont consider me your brother! The bigotry and prejudice fits your Muslim comment...my accusal of 'racist' (one you dont refute) is based on other posts submitted by you and the implication of your comments on this thread. ThisYear
  • Score: -5

6:10pm Mon 18 Aug 14

ThisYear says...

Sensible Man wrote:
Clearly- the most obvious thing here is that as soon as they are fit and well (perhaps their friends and relatives in the UK can make a suitable contribution to the NHS) - they MUST be removed from the United Kingdom immediately. Failure to do so will simply encourage others to follow this crazy life-threatening route to reach this land of benefits milk and honey. Surely even the most stupid, brainless, leftie, Labour- lover on here must realise that there is no way that these people should have got as far as England. If they are genuine asylum seekers they should have claimed in the first of the no doubt many countries they passed through en route from their home. WHY did they not do so???? WHAT is the attraction of England??

I really hope that all these migrants fully recover - but to allow them to stay in England would be total madness. How many more would then try to follow in similar containers??

Any of our resident lefties care to dispute my rationale????
Do you feel returning them to someplace other than this country will stop others trying to land here?

If not..what would be the merit of them being returned anywhere?
[quote][p][bold]Sensible Man[/bold] wrote: Clearly- the most obvious thing here is that as soon as they are fit and well (perhaps their friends and relatives in the UK can make a suitable contribution to the NHS) - they MUST be removed from the United Kingdom immediately. Failure to do so will simply encourage others to follow this crazy life-threatening route to reach this land of benefits milk and honey. Surely even the most stupid, brainless, leftie, Labour- lover on here must realise that there is no way that these people should have got as far as England. If they are genuine asylum seekers they should have claimed in the first of the no doubt many countries they passed through en route from their home. WHY did they not do so???? WHAT is the attraction of England?? I really hope that all these migrants fully recover - but to allow them to stay in England would be total madness. How many more would then try to follow in similar containers?? Any of our resident lefties care to dispute my rationale????[/p][/quote]Do you feel returning them to someplace other than this country will stop others trying to land here? If not..what would be the merit of them being returned anywhere? ThisYear
  • Score: -3

12:13am Tue 19 Aug 14

Bosniavet says...

supermadmax wrote:
I believe that can claim asylum, say they being attacked by the muslims in afgan or similar. I don't think they will be going anywhere.
I understand that they have already done so. if it is allowed, we'll have to check every single shipping container that lands here, there will be a veritable deluge. Belgium is, from what I read, classified by both the UK & the UN as a safe nation, no reason for them not to return there & claim asylum.
[quote][p][bold]supermadmax[/bold] wrote: I believe that can claim asylum, say they being attacked by the muslims in afgan or similar. I don't think they will be going anywhere.[/p][/quote]I understand that they have already done so. if it is allowed, we'll have to check every single shipping container that lands here, there will be a veritable deluge. Belgium is, from what I read, classified by both the UK & the UN as a safe nation, no reason for them not to return there & claim asylum. Bosniavet
  • Score: 2

2:12pm Tue 19 Aug 14

DAGASMAN says...

ThisYear wrote:
DAGASMAN wrote:
ThisYear wrote:
DAGASMAN wrote:
Oh they not muslim? Ok, let 'em stay
Your bigotry and prejudice shines through the darkness of your personality.. like a torch welded to the head of a racist scumbag.
Muslim aint a race bro. I love sikhs, they integrate.
Please dont consider me your brother!

The bigotry and prejudice fits your Muslim comment...my accusal of 'racist' (one you dont refute) is based on other posts submitted by you and the implication of your comments on this thread.
Oh believe me its just an generic expression, your family tree is a can of worms i dont want to even joke about opening! Im sure social services will wade through it at some point
[quote][p][bold]ThisYear[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]DAGASMAN[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]ThisYear[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]DAGASMAN[/bold] wrote: Oh they not muslim? Ok, let 'em stay[/p][/quote]Your bigotry and prejudice shines through the darkness of your personality.. like a torch welded to the head of a racist scumbag.[/p][/quote]Muslim aint a race bro. I love sikhs, they integrate.[/p][/quote]Please dont consider me your brother! The bigotry and prejudice fits your Muslim comment...my accusal of 'racist' (one you dont refute) is based on other posts submitted by you and the implication of your comments on this thread.[/p][/quote]Oh believe me its just an generic expression, your family tree is a can of worms i dont want to even joke about opening! Im sure social services will wade through it at some point DAGASMAN
  • Score: 0

9:21pm Tue 19 Aug 14

ThisYear says...

DAGASMAN wrote:
ThisYear wrote:
DAGASMAN wrote:
ThisYear wrote:
DAGASMAN wrote:
Oh they not muslim? Ok, let 'em stay
Your bigotry and prejudice shines through the darkness of your personality.. like a torch welded to the head of a racist scumbag.
Muslim aint a race bro. I love sikhs, they integrate.
Please dont consider me your brother!

The bigotry and prejudice fits your Muslim comment...my accusal of 'racist' (one you dont refute) is based on other posts submitted by you and the implication of your comments on this thread.
Oh believe me its just an generic expression, your family tree is a can of worms i dont want to even joke about opening! Im sure social services will wade through it at some point
Im sure you are well acquainted with the social services and the magistrates...its understood that racists like yourself are usually undereducated, moronic, underachievers and losers to the nth...must read like one of your school report cards.
[quote][p][bold]DAGASMAN[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]ThisYear[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]DAGASMAN[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]ThisYear[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]DAGASMAN[/bold] wrote: Oh they not muslim? Ok, let 'em stay[/p][/quote]Your bigotry and prejudice shines through the darkness of your personality.. like a torch welded to the head of a racist scumbag.[/p][/quote]Muslim aint a race bro. I love sikhs, they integrate.[/p][/quote]Please dont consider me your brother! The bigotry and prejudice fits your Muslim comment...my accusal of 'racist' (one you dont refute) is based on other posts submitted by you and the implication of your comments on this thread.[/p][/quote]Oh believe me its just an generic expression, your family tree is a can of worms i dont want to even joke about opening! Im sure social services will wade through it at some point[/p][/quote]Im sure you are well acquainted with the social services and the magistrates...its understood that racists like yourself are usually undereducated, moronic, underachievers and losers to the nth...must read like one of your school report cards. ThisYear
  • Score: 0

11:33pm Thu 21 Aug 14

Propergeezer says...

Great work by the sikh community by coming together to help the members of the community in need.

If any of my scumbag white council house trash type want to compare the sikh community to your kossovan or Romanian cousins, I challenge you to check on these 30 odd people in a year or so's time to see how many are on handouts or benefits. I bet none.
And to those that don't know, if it wasn't for us Brits and our unelected leaders the usa Iraq and Afghanistan would not be in the situation it is today and I'm sure these guys would be happy to stay there.
These guys are victims of war that we the british ppl have created for our own financial gain to control the oil and infrastructure in these countries.
On that basis, our government owes them.
Great work by the sikh community by coming together to help the members of the community in need. If any of my scumbag white council house trash type want to compare the sikh community to your kossovan or Romanian cousins, I challenge you to check on these 30 odd people in a year or so's time to see how many are on handouts or benefits. I bet none. And to those that don't know, if it wasn't for us Brits and our unelected leaders the usa Iraq and Afghanistan would not be in the situation it is today and I'm sure these guys would be happy to stay there. These guys are victims of war that we the british ppl have created for our own financial gain to control the oil and infrastructure in these countries. On that basis, our government owes them. Propergeezer
  • Score: 0

11:35pm Thu 21 Aug 14

Propergeezer says...

Bosniavet wrote:
Well done to Tilbury's Sikh communityfor helping their fellow Sikhs. However, I still have to say that they should not be allowed to stay here, & should be returned to the first safe nation they arrived in after leaving Afghanistan.
Bet the first country is not the one responsible for the instability that has been caused in the place they left.
[quote][p][bold]Bosniavet[/bold] wrote: Well done to Tilbury's Sikh communityfor helping their fellow Sikhs. However, I still have to say that they should not be allowed to stay here, & should be returned to the first safe nation they arrived in after leaving Afghanistan.[/p][/quote]Bet the first country is not the one responsible for the instability that has been caused in the place they left. Propergeezer
  • Score: 0

11:41pm Thu 21 Aug 14

Propergeezer says...

It upsets me to see my people are so thick. Reading through the comments, I am ashamed to be a white Brit.
Do any of you actually know what is happening in the world? Who has caused it and why?
We are responsible for this and we should step up to it.
I apologise to the Sikh community for the ignorance displayed by the not so intelligent and less educated, less compassionate and less aware members of my race.
It upsets me to see my people are so thick. Reading through the comments, I am ashamed to be a white Brit. Do any of you actually know what is happening in the world? Who has caused it and why? We are responsible for this and we should step up to it. I apologise to the Sikh community for the ignorance displayed by the not so intelligent and less educated, less compassionate and less aware members of my race. Propergeezer
  • Score: 0

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