2 November 2019 No Comments by The Northern Standard

Michael Fisher

As police in England continued their investigation into the deaths of 39 people found in the back of a truck in Essex last week, a 25 year-old lorry driver from County Armagh was remanded in custody on charges of manslaughter and conspiracy to traffic people. Maurice ‘Mo’ Robinson from Laurelvale, Tandragee in Co. Armagh appeared before Chelmsford Magistrates on Monday, where he faced 39 counts of manslaughter; conspiracy to traffic people between December 1st 2018 and October 24th 2019; conspiracy to assist unlawful immigration and money laundering.

He will enter his plea to the allegations against him at London’s Old Bailey on November 25th. Three other people arrested in England, a 38-year-old Irish couple based in Warrington, Cheshire and a 46-year-old man from Northern Ireland who was detained at Stansted Airport – have each been released on bail until next month. A 23-year-old man from County Down also considered a “person of interest” to Essex Police was due to appear in court in Dublin yesterday on unrelated charges following his arrest by Gardaí.

A Garda Press Office statement said: “On 26th October 2019 An Garda Síochána arrested a male in….

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