The British truck driver who ferried a container where 39 migrants died said in court Thursday that he didn’t see the refugees being loaded into the truck because he was watching a “wee bit of Netflix” at the time, a report said.
The driver, 23-year-old Eamonn Harrison of Northern Ireland, said in court that he got involved in the smuggling operation through his boss, Ronan Hughes, the Guardian reported.
Harrison said Hughes directed him to pick up an illegal load in Northern France on Oct. 22, 2019, but he thought it was only stolen truck parts — not people, according to the report.
When he got to the pick-up point, a man who spoke little English told him to stay in the cab, draw the curtains and sleep while the truck was loaded, Harrison testified.
He did as he was told and decided to watch a “wee bit of Netflix,” Harrison testified. He claimed to have not seen any