Gardaí issue appeal for information on brothers sought over Essex lorry deaths

December 21, 2019

first_imgGARDAÍ have appealed for anyone with information regarding two brothers who are wanted in relation to an  investigation into the deaths of 39 people whose bodies were found in Essex last week.Detectives have confirmed that they are seeking to speak to Ronan Hughes (40) and his brother Christopher (34). The brothers are wanted on suspicion of manslaughter and human trafficking.The brothers have links to County Armagh, but are said to be living at an address in County Monaghan. Detective Chief Superintendent Stuart Hooper, who is leading the investigation, said: “Finding and speaking to the Hughes brothers is crucial to our investigation.“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: 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.”Maurice Robinson, 25, of Laurel Drive, Craigavon, Northern Ireland, has been charged with 39 counts of manslaughter, conspiracy to traffic people, conspiracy to assist unlawful immigration, and money laundering and is next due to appear at the Old Bailey on 25 November.Three other people arrested – a 38 year-old man, a 38 year-old woman, and a 46 year-old man – have all been released on bail until NovemberAnyone with any information is asked to contact An Garda Síochána at the Garda confidential Line 1800 666 111 or Essex Police on 0044 207 158 0010, the anonymous Crimestoppers line on 0044 800 555 111 or online at Gardaí issue appeal for information on brothers sought over Essex lorry deaths was last modified: October 29th, 2019 by Chris McNultyShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:Christopher HughesEssexEssex Lorry DeathsGardaiMaurice RobinsonRonan Hugheslast_img

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