MARCH 20, 2017
”A 16-year-old Vietnamese boy, as yet unidentified, was found cowering in a bush next to a freezing roadside in Scotland in the middle of January. The boy, who told police he had escaped from people smugglers by jumping out of a truck and then running for an hour across countryside in West Dunbartonshire, just to west of the city of Glasgow, said he was originally kidnapped in Vietnam and then trafficked to Russia and on into Europe.
On Christmas day, the dead body of a young Vietnamese man was found in a municipal park on the fringes of the English city of Derby. Police say the man – who they believe was publicly known as Han Lam but was actually a 17-year-old called Trung Thanh Hoang – may have died in a different place to where his body was found and say the death remains unexplained. A pathologist said high level of drugs were in his system at the time of his death.
Again in December, at a Coroners Court inquest into the death of another Vietnamese man, Minh Duc Hoang who may also be known as Tinh Van Tran, police reported how his body had been “dumped” on the side of a Welsh mountain and reeked of cannabis when it was found. A pathologist said he may have been electrocuted.”