Ronnie Haydon, 23, whose last known address was in Purfleet was released from prison on licence after being sentenced for a serious assault on a train. Denver Clift, 28, whose last known address was in Tilbury, was released from prison on licence after being sentenced in August 2013 for an assault.
Four crews, from Orsett and Grays, reported that an unknown quantity of ortho phosphoric acid and hydrochloric acid was leaking from drums on a lorry. Police closed Stonehouse Lane while the spillage was dealt with and an ambulance was also in attendance although there were no reported casualties.
The Afghan victims of people trafficking are believed to have had just 30 minutes left before they would all have perished inside the shipping container The group of 34 Afghan Sikhs including 13 children - one just 15-months-old - spent hours screaming for help before they were released.