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  Cockle picker arrests within days
Updated 07 February 2004, 13.56
Police are investigating the deaths of cockle pickers
Police investigating the deaths of 19 people who died while cockle picking expect to make arrests within days.

Det Supt Mick Gradwell said the police have been given some good information by members of the public.

A group of more than 30 people were caught in rising tides on Thursday evening and only 16 of them survived.

Now police are trying to work out why the people were looking for cockles at a time when the sea was very dangerous, and if they were forced into it.

Most of the group were Chinese people and it's thought they were being forced to work for very little money.

The police have brought in translators who can speak to the survivors to find out more about what happened.

The first job for the police is to try and find out the names of the people that died.

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