Jack Quann
Jack Quann

15.01 29 Oct 2019


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British police investigating the deaths of 39 people whose bodies were found in Essex last week have released details of two men they want to speak to.

Ronan Hughes (40) from Armagh in Northern Ireland and his brother Christopher (34), who is also from Armagh, are wanted on suspicion of manslaughter and human trafficking.

Ronan Hughes also goes by the name 'Rowan'.

Detective Chief Superintendent Stuart Hooper is leading the investigation.

He said: "Finding and speaking to the Hughes brothers is crucial to our investigation.

"At this time we believe they are in Northern Ireland but they also have links to the Irish Republic.

Essex Christopher and Ronan Hughes | Image: Essex Police

"If you know where they are or have any information about their whereabouts need you to call my team."

"This is a case where 39 men and women have tragically died and support from the community is going to be vital to help bring those responsible to justice.

"You may think the piece of information might be insignificant but even the smallest detail could be vital".

25-year-old Maurice Robinson, from Craigavon in Northern Ireland, has been charged with 39 counts of manslaughter, conspiracy to traffic people, conspiracy to assist unlawful immigration, and money laundering.

He is due to appear in court again in London on November 25th.

Three other people arrested - a 38-year-old man, a 38-year-old woman and a 46-year-old man - have all been released on bail until November.


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