UK News Essex murder probe: Police search two Co Armagh homes

11:30  24 october  2019
11:30  24 october  2019 Source:   belfastlive.co.uk

Essex murder probe: NI man arrested after 39 bodies found in lorry pictured for first time

  Essex murder probe: NI man arrested after 39 bodies found in lorry pictured for first time The 25-year-old, named locally as lorry driver Mo Robinson, is being held by police on suspicion of murder after the gruesome find Named locally as Mo Robinson, the 25-year-old from Co Armagh is being held on suspicion of murder.

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Overnight, police have searched two properties in Co Armagh in relation to the discovery of 39 Essex murder investigation: CCTV shows lorry night before it was discovered – video report. The band started close to home with local papers in north Wales and Devon but also included Australia’s

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The PSNI has searched two homes in Co Armagh overnight after 39 bodies were found in a lorry container in Essex.

Portadown man Mo Robinson, 25, is being questioned by police in Essex on suspicion of murder in relation to the discovery in the early hours of Wednesday.

Pictures of him driving the lorry have emerged.

The bodies of 38 adults and a teenager were discovered in a refrigerator unit on the back of the lorry. It is thought they may have frozen to death or suffocated.

Efforts are ongoing to identify the bodies.

Police say the trailer containing the remains originated in Belgium, but they don't believe the victims are from the country.

Police hold man on suspicion of murder after 39 bodies found in container

  Police hold man on suspicion of murder after 39 bodies found in container The discovery was made in Essex.Detectives have said the the trailer containing the victims arrived at Purfleet from Zeebrugge in Belgium at around 12.30am on Wednesday and the front section to which it was attached, known as the tractor, came from Northern Ireland.

A murder probe has been launched after the grim discovery in Grays, Essex , this morningCredit: Splash News. Call The Sun Online on 0207 782 4368 or email holly.christodoulou@the-sun. co .uk. He said: "I am receiving regular updates and the Home Office will work closely with Essex Police as

Police are continuing to question a man over the discovery of 39 bodies in a refrigerated lorry trailer in Essex . Meanwhile, officers from the Police Service of Northern Ireland have carried out raids on two houses associated with the arrested man - one in Markethill, County Armagh , and another in nearby

Belgian media report that the country's federal prosecutions office said late on Wednesday it too has opened an investigation.

It is not know at this stage how long the container had remained in Belgium, or what its precise route was.

Police now say the lorry and trailer left the port at Purfleet shortly after 1.05am.

Essex Police were alerted to the bodies by the ambulance service at 1.40am on Wednesday.

An ­international hunt for the people-smuggling gang that sent them to their tragic ends has been launched after they were found at Waterglade Industrial Park in Eastern Avenue in nearby Grays.

Essex lorry deaths: Ronan Hughes 'phoned police' moments after Mo Robinson arrest .
Essex detectives suspect brothers Ronan and Christopher Hughes of manslaughter and human trafficking .A source said: “Ronan Hughes made a telephone call to police in the UK from a mobile phone shortly after 2am last Wednesday.“He said he needed to talk to someone about Mo Robinson and claimed Robinson was legit and had nothing to with anything illegal and knew nothing about the cargo.“Hughes confirmed he knew Robinson and pushed to get a number of questions answered. He gave his [own] date of birth and an address.

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