Ronan Hughes and Christopher Hughes Bio, Wiki
Ronan Hughes, 40, and his brother Christopher, 34, who are understood to run a haulage firm from a farm near the border of Northern Ireland and the Irish Republic.
Ronan Hughes and Christopher Hughes Suspect in death of 39
The suspects are believed to be somewhere in Northern Ireland and detectives today urged those who know the couple to contact the police.
Detectives investigating the death of 39 people in a truck in Essex are hunting two brothers suspected of involuntary manslaughter and trafficking in persons.
A family transport business called C Hughes Logistics lists its address as a mailbox along an agricultural track in southern Armagh, near the border with the county of Monaghan in the Republic of Ireland.
Ronan Hughes lives a short distance along a small country road in the quiet village of Tyhollad in Monaghan.
In announcing an appeal today, Essex Chief Detective Superintendent, Stuart Hooper, who directs the investigation, said: ‘Finding and talking with the Hughes brothers is crucial to our investigation.
“At this time we believe they are in Northern Ireland but also have links with the Republic of Ireland.”
“If you know where they are or have any information about your whereabouts, I need you to call my team.”
According to detectives, Ronan Hughes, who is also known as Rowan, and his brother have ties to Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland.
‘All persons involved in this harmful incident must be located and brought to court. I have no doubt that the Essex police will continue investigating and no stone should be left unturned until these men are trapped.
Three other people arrested in connection with the incident, a 38-year-old man, a 38-year-old woman, and a 46-year-old man, have been released on bail until November.
Fast Facts You Need to Know
- Detectives in the probe into the 39 deaths name two suspects they are hunting
- Police want to question Ronan and Christopher Hughes over trafficking
- The pair are understood to run a haulage firm from a farm near the Irish border
- The container, where bodies were found, was reportedly leased by a ‘Ronan Hughes’