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UK News 'R Hughes' lorry stopped by police in Lisburn as manhunt for brothers continues

11:00  01 november  2019
11:00  01 november  2019 Source:   belfastlive.co.uk

Police hunt for two brothers from Northern Ireland over 39 deaths in lorry

  Police hunt for two brothers from Northern Ireland over 39 deaths in lorry Essex Police want to speak to Ronan Hughes and his brother Christopher Hughes, both from ArmaghEssex Police released pictures of Ronan Hughes, 40, and his brother Christopher, 34, both from from Armagh in Northern Ireland, on Tuesday.

Police are hunting two more suspects over the deaths of 39 migrants whose bodies were found in a lorry in Essex. Ronan Hughes , 40, from Armagh in In Belgium, police are hunting the driver who delivered the trailer to the port of Zeebrugge, where it stopped on Tuesday afternoon before driving

ONE of two brothers wanted over the lorry container deaths of 39 migrants was spotted walking about in his hometown as a massive manhunt got It also emerged second brother Ronan Hughes , 40, called police in the hours after the grim discovery, in Purfleet, Essex, in an apparent bid to discover

a green truck parked in front of a bus: The lorry was stopped at Sprucefield today © Justin Kernoghan The lorry was stopped at Sprucefield today

A green lorry believed to be associated with a man wanted for questioning over the manslaughter and trafficking of 39 immigrants, was stopped and searched in Lisburn on Thursday.

It is understood the truck, carrying the logo of 'R Hughes', may be owned by convicted smuggler Ronan Hughes.

The cab, which was carrying a white container on the back, had Monaghan number plates.

Hughes, 40, who was jailed in 2009 for smuggling six million cigarettes into the UK, is wanted by police in Essex after the gruesome discovery on October 23 of 31 men and eight women in a container.

Police hunt for brothers from Northern Ireland over truck deaths

  Police hunt for brothers from Northern Ireland over truck deaths Police hunt for brothers from Northern Ireland over truck deathsLONDON (Reuters) - British police were hunting on Tuesday for two brothers from Northern Ireland whom they described as "crucial" to an investigation into the deaths of 39 people found in the back of a truck near London last week.

Ronan and Christopher Hughes wanted on suspicion of manslaughter and human trafficking.

Image copyright Essex Police . Image caption Christopher (left) and Ronan Hughes are wanted on suspicion of manslaughter and human trafficking. It says that the PSNI, Garda and Essex police have now launched a manhunt under the oversight of the National Crime Agency.

a green truck parked in a parking lot: Police officers stopped the lorry at Sprucefield, outside Lisburn today © Justin Kernoghan Police officers stopped the lorry at Sprucefield, outside Lisburn today

Ronan Hughes and his brother Christopher Hughes, 34, are now the subject of a manhunt by police investigating the mass deaths, and both are wanted on suspicion of manslaughter and human trafficking.

A PSNI spokesperson said they "continue to assist Essex Police with their investigation" after being asked about the stop and search, adding that we should ask Essex Police for updates.

Essex police's latest update was on Tuesday, when Essex Police Detective Chief Superintendent Stuart Hooper, said: “Finding and speaking to the Hughes brothers is crucial to our investigation.”

It is understood Ronan Hughes ‘phoned police’ moments after Mo Robinson was arrested on suspicion of murder.

Desperate hunt for brothers after 39 bodies found dead in back of truck

  Desperate hunt for brothers after 39 bodies found dead in back of truck A manhunt is underway for two brothers from Northern Ireland who police suspect of being involved in the deaths of 39 people found in a truck in the UK last week. Ronan Hughes, 40, and his brother Christopher, 34, both from Armagh, are wanted on suspicion of manslaughter and human trafficking, Essex Police said. According to the force, Ronan, who also goes by the name Rowan, and Christopher have links to Northern Ireland and the Irish Republic. Police want to speak to brothers Christopher, left, and Ronan Hughes in connection with the deaths of 39 people found dead in a lorry in Essex (Pictures: PA) On Monday, truck driver Maurice Robinson, 25, from Craigavon, appeared via

A manhunt has been launched for two brothers who are wanted on suspicion of manslaughter and human trafficking over the deaths of 39 people found dead Police activity at the Waterglade Industrial Park in Grays, Essex, after 39 bodies were found inside a lorry container on the industrial estate.

An Essex Police spokeksman said: "We want to speak to Ronan Hughes & his brother Christopher as part of our investigation into the deaths of 39 people On Monday, a lorry driver understood to be part of a “global ring” of people smugglers has today appeared in court charged with manslaughter over

a yellow double decker bus driving down a road: Two brothers from Northern Ireland are also being sought by police on suspicion of manslaughter and people trafficking © Justin Kernoghan Two brothers from Northern Ireland are also being sought by police on suspicion of manslaughter and people 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.”

The distinctive liveried green lorry with black bull bars is also thought to be the same one that appeared to be followed by VOSA, Vehicle and Operator Services Agency in early October.

A man who shared the footage after it was uploaded to HGV social media sites a few weeks ago said he believes it was captured near Immingham Docks on England's East Coast near Grimsby.

The lorry in the video also carries Monaghan number plates.

The video shows two lorries, one with R Hughes logo, the other with a C Hughes logo taking left at a roundabout as a VOSA car flashes its lights.

Essex lorry deaths: Ronan Hughes 'phoned police' moments after Mo Robinson arrest

  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.

A convicted cigarette smuggler and his brother are wanted by police in connection with the deaths Detectives have launched a manhunt for Ronan Hughes , 40, and Christopher Hughes , 34, both Ronan Hughes was jailed for two and a half years in 2009 after he was stopped going to Dover from

A FUGITIVE hunted by police over the deaths of 39 migrants in an Essex lorry phoned cops moments after the driver was arrested, it is reported. A source told Belfast Live: "Ronan Hughes made a telephone call to police in the UK from a mobile phone shortly after 2am last Wednesday.

A green and white cab bearing the name 'R Hughes' and Monaghan plates was being closely followed by a red and white Scania with European number plates and the name 'C Hughes' emblazoned across the front.

Both trucks pull off at the junction while VOSA circle the roundabout again and then appear to follow.

A spokesperson for England’s Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency (DVSA) said: “We are unable to comment on ongoing cases.”

It is unclear whether Ronan and Christopher Hughes were driving the lorries at the time.

Christopher Hughes, known as Chrissy, is listed as director of freight firm, C Hughes Logistics, which has a postbox address on Monaghan Road, Middletown, Co Armagh in Northern Ireland.

The Hughes family is associated with property two miles away in Tyholland, Co Monaghan just over the border in the Irish Republic.

Press approached Ronan Hughes about the 39 deaths last week at a house Tyholland, but he refused to make any comment.

Detective Chief Superintendent Stuart Hooper, who is leading the Essex Police investigation, said: “At this time we believe they are in Northern Ireland but they also have links to the Irish Republic.

“If you know where they are or have any information about their whereabouts I need you to call my team.

“This is a case where 39 men and women have tragically died and support from the community is going to be vital to help bring those responsible to justice.

“You may think the piece of information might be insignificant but even the smallest detail could be vital so please contact my officers on 101 or online at mipp.police.uk, the UK Police Major Incident Public Reporting site.

“I appreciate you may not want to speak to the police so you can also contact Crimestoppers 100 per cent anonymously on 0800 555 111.”


Essex lorry deaths: Fugitive speaks to police on phone as another man is held in custody .
Essex Police Detective Chief Inspector Daniel Stoten: 'I want to make a direct appeal - Ronan and Christopher Hughes, hand yourselves in'Eamonn Harrison, 22, of Newry in Co Down, Northern Ireland, is being held at Dublin's Cloverhill Prison, until 11 November on a European arrest warrant.

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