Maurice Robinson Biography, wiki
Maurice Robinson is innocent until proven guilty. It’s not the driver’s fault if these 39 people are proved to be stowaways. Government, Police & Border Control should be doing a lot more to stop things like this happening in the first place. https://t.co/ICN1Ungkxp
— Karl Downey ➡️🏴🏳️🌈 (@Karl_Downey) October 23, 2019
Mo Robinson Age
Robinson was born in 1994 and was 25 years old at the time of his arrest.
Maurice Robinson Arrest, Charges
Maurice Robinson, 25, was arrested after the bodies of 31 men and eight women were found in Grays on Wednesday.
He is also charged with crimes of human trafficking, immigration and money laundering, Essex police said.
Robinson of Laurel Drive, Craigavon, Northern Ireland, must appear before the Chelmsford Magistrates Court on Monday.
Three others, a man and a woman, both 38 and from Warrington, Cheshire, and a 48-year-old man from Northern Ireland remain in police custody.
All were arrested on suspicion of involuntary manslaughter and conspiracy to traffic with people.
It was said that a man in his 20s arrested by the Irish police in Dublin was “of interest” for the investigation of the Essex force.
Mo Robinson Background
As per his Facebook page, Robinson lived in Laurelvale, a community around five miles south of Portadown. On that page, Robinson refers to himself as a “lorry driver.” Robinson attended Southern Regional College – Portadown Campus where he studied light vehicle maintenance and repair.
Robinson refers to his truck as both “The Polar Express” and “The Scandinavian Express” in various Facebook posts. A source told the Daily Mail that Robinson doesn’t own the truck.
Mo Robinson Girlfriend
Mo Robinson was in a relationship with an unidentified woman as seen on pictures from is Facebook and Instagram pages. Details about his family members and relatives are scanty are the moment. In the wake of Robinson being named as a suspect, the brother to Robinson’s girlfriend told Belfast Live that they “hadn’t heard from him” and that they “don’t know what is going on.”
BREAKING: Sky News understands the man arrested on suspicion of murder after 39 people were found dead in Essex is 25-year-old lorry driver Mo Robinson, from Portadown in County Armagh.
— Sky News (@SkyNews) October 23, 2019
Mo Robinson Girlfriend & Family
A look at Posts on Robinson’s Facebook account shows that he is in a relationship. Other posts show that he has at least one other family member who is a truck driver.
Robinson – whose partner back in Northern Ireland is said to be expecting a baby – was arrested at the scene on suspicion of murder and is today at the center of one Britain’s biggest ever murder investigations.
His stunned brother back home 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.
Mo Robinson Refrigerated Truck
There were no survivors inside the Scania-made truck. According to RTE News in Ireland, the truck is registered in Bulgaria by a company based in the Bulgarian city of Varna and owned by an Irish female citizen. Images of the vehicle show that it had stickers across the windscreen reading, “The Ultimate Dream” and “Ireland.” Speaking to the Daily Mirror, the chief executive of the Road Haulage Association in the UK, Richard Burnett, told the media that he could ascertain that the truck was a refrigerated unit with temperatures inside as low as -13 Fahrenheit.
The trailer Robinson collected had been delivered to Purfleet by ship from the Belgian port of Zeebrugge at around midnight last night.
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 truck was removed from the scene this afternoon, with the 39 victims still believed to be inside, as police begin the process of identifying them.
So #MoRobinson has been released without charge. For all those news channels/social media that called #murder hang your head in shame as revealed earlier the 39 migrants were already in the trailer when he picked it up don’t pull someone down until you know all the facts https://t.co/a0AYX2biEw
— Sam DB Howard™️ (@Sam_PUFC) October 23, 2019
The trailer is understood to be refrigerated, meaning temperatures inside could have been as low as -25C.
Describing the conditions inside, Road Haulage Association chief executive Richard Burnett said, if the was refrigerated was switched on, conditions inside would have been ‘absolutely horrendous’ and would kill anyone inside ‘pretty quickly’.
Mr Burnett added: ‘It’s going to be dark. If the fridge is running it’s going to be incredibly cold.
Irish Trailor Carriage company GTR Trailers
The container was reported to be owned by the Irish company GTR Trailers. The Dublin-based firm hires out huge shipping containers to companies across Europe.
The company was unavailable to comment today. It is believed they would have had a record of when the container was taken to Zeebrugge and who had rented the unit from them.
Mo Robinson Boris Johnson Response
British Interior Minister Priti Patel tweeted the following in response to the incident. On his part, British Prime Minister Boris Johnson said, “I’m appalled by this tragic incident in Essex. I am receiving regular updates and the Home Office will work closely with Essex Police as we establish exactly what has happened. My thoughts are with all those who lost their lives & their loved ones.”
NEW: Police search teams have just arrived at Mo Robinson’s house in Northern Ireland. It’s understood he was driving the lorry in Essex today in which 39 people died. No suggestion at this stage he knew about any people in the container. @itvnews pic.twitter.com/g9xXLSNfb6
— Peter A Smith (@PeterAdamSmith) October 23, 2019
Mo Robinson Instagram
Robinson’s Instagram page is littered with photos of various trucks and cars. In the bio for that page, Robinson writes, “Scania Vabis. Scandinavian Express.” There is also the below picture of the suspect with two dogs.
Mo Robinson Facebook
Fast Facts You Need to Know
- The truck parked early in the morning at the Essex Industrial Estate. In the back, there were 39 people.
- The driver was described locally in Northern Ireland as Mo Robinson, who often writes online about the truck.
- The container arrived in Essex from Belgium last night and Robinson collected the bodies just before they were found.
- The container in the center of the probe is cold, suggesting that the contents have been frozen.
- The truck was removed from the scene this afternoon when police tried to identify the victims.
- Residents said there were reports of people who had left tracks in the area
- The container belongs to the Irish company GTR Trailers, which rents it to European companies.