By George Stephens • 24 October 2019 • 9:52
PLEADS GUILTY: Maurice Robinson appeared at Old Bailey via video-link
Police investigating the deaths of 39 people found in the shipping container at an industrial estate in Essex have raided two addresses in Northern Ireland as they continue with their investigations.
The houses raided are located in County Armagh and are thought to be linked to murder suspect Mo Robinson, from Portadown, who was arrested yesterday as the driver of the container.
Meanwhile, officers have since begun the task of identifying the 39 who died including one teenager.
Police after further investigations since yesterday’s early reports say they now believe the trailer travelled on a ferry from Zeebrugge in Belgium around 4.30 pm on Tuesday.
The lorry cab is thought to have begun its journey to Grays in Essex, from Ireland where it headed to Dublin and caught a ferry to Holyhead in north Wales before going to collect the sea container from Purfleet Essex. Although Essex police are still investigating the actual movements before the gruesome find.
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