A Co. Armagh lorry driver has denied any involvement in a human trafficking plot linked to the Essex lorry deaths in October.
Christopher Kennedy, from Corkley Road in Tassagh, appeared at the Old Bailey in London earlier today.
The 23-year-old pleaded not guilty to conspiracy to commit human trafficking offences between May 1 2018 and October 24 2019 by arranging or facilitating the travel of other people with a view to exploitation.
He also denied conspiring to assist unlawful immigration over the same period.
Maurice Robinson also appeared via videolink from Belmarsh prison.
The 25-year-old from Laurelvale has previously admitted conspiracy to assist unlawful immigration between May 1 2018 and October 24 2019 and acquiring criminal property – namely cash.
He is yet to enter pleas against the 39 counts of manslaughter.
Both were remanded back into custody to appear again on March 16, next year.
A trial date of October 5, 2020 has been arranged and is expected to last up to eight weeks.