Mo Robinson Wiki
Mo Robinson is 25 years old from Portadown, County Armagh, Northern Ireland, has been arrested on suspicion of murder. He is a Northern Irish driver is believed to have picked up a refrigerated container in Essex just minutes before the bodies of 39 people were found inside.
When Mo Robinson Picked up Truck?
He had driven from his home in a small village near Portadown, Northern Ireland, over the weekend and collected the trailer from the port of Purfleet late last night. Later, a few minuted after his lorry was seen driving into the Waterglade Industrial Park in Thurrock, where ambulance crews and police were called and found 39 people dead in the back, including a teenager.
Essex Police said the trailer arrived via ferry from Zeebrugge, Belgium, into Purfleet on the River Thames. The ship docked in the Thurrock area shortly after 00:30, the force said and it is believed the container and lorry then left the port together about 35 minutes later.
Deputy Chief Constable Pippa Mills said identifying the victims remained a “number one priority”, but was expected to be a “lengthy process”. The National Crime Agency said it had sent officers to assist and identify any “organized crime groups who may have played a part”.
Mo Robinson Was the Driver
Earlier, this morning Police have launched one of the UK’s biggest ever murder probes after the bodies of 39 people, including one teenager, were found in the back of a lorry in Essex. The lorry’s driver, a 25-year-old man from Northern Ireland, has been arrested on suspicion of murder. Police have not said where those who died are from or where they were thought to have been traveling.
According to BBC, Police were called by the ambulance service shortly before 01:40 BST after the discovery at Waterglade Industrial Park in Eastern Avenue, Grays. Essex Police said the vehicle traveled from Bulgaria and entered the UK via Holyhead, Anglesey, on Saturday.
Early indications are that 38 adults and one teenager have died, the force said. There were no survivors. Prime Minister Boris Johnson told Prime Minister’s Questions it was an “unimaginable tragedy and truly heartbreaking”. He said: “I know that the thoughts and prayers of all members will be with those who lost their lives and their loved ones. I’m receiving regular updates. The Home Office will work closely with Essex Police as we establish exactly what has happened.”
Irish Premier Leo Varadkar told the Dail that the deaths were a “human tragedy”, adding that investigations would be undertaken to establish if the lorry had passed through Ireland.
The fact that the lorry arrived at Holyhead on Saturday suggests those who died may have been in the back of the vehicle for at least four days. A member of the Freight Transport Association (FTA) said the lorry could have got a ferry from France to Ireland, then driven through Ireland before boarding another boat to Britain.
Seamus Leheny said: ‘If the lorry came from Bulgaria, getting into Britain via Holyhead is an unorthodox route. ‘People have been saying that security and checks have been increased at places like Dover and Calais, so it might be seen as an easier way to get in by going from Cherbourg or Roscoff, over to Rosslare, then up the road to Dublin. It’s a long way around and it’ll add an extra day to the journey.’ According to Dailymail.co.uk
Mo Robinson Family
How old is Mo Robinson? he is 25 years old from Portadown, County Armagh, Northern Ireland. His brother told BelfastLive the family hadn’t heard from him and ‘don’t know what is going on’.
A family friend also stated that they had been ‘told nothing’ by the UK authorities who haven’t even informed them whether or not he had been arrested. CCTV shows Robinson’s truck driving into the industrial estate at 1.10 am and the police arrived around half an hour later. Neither the nationality of the victims nor the origin of the container before it got to Zeebrugge, is currently known.
The lorry was reportedly registered in Bulgaria by an Irish company in 2017, then driven out of the eastern-European country to Northern Ireland. Bulgarian Prime Minister Boyko Borissov said his country had no other connection with the deaths.
Today’s tragedy has claimed more victims than the Manchester Arena bombing, in which 22 were killed. In 2015, 71 migrants, including eight women and four children, were found dead in the back of a Slovakian meat lorry which was abandoned truck on an Austrian motorway.