Mo Robinson Biography, wiki
Mo Robinson, 25, had driven from his home in a small village near Portadown, Northern Ireland, over the weekend and collected the trailer from the port of Purfleet late last night. He accused of killing 39 people in the back of his truck. The dead bodies were found in the town of Grays, Essex, in England on October 23rd, 2019. Robinson was arrested shortly after the gruesome discovery was made. Robinson is from the town of Portadown in County Armagh.
Mo Robinson is innocent until proven guilty. It’s not the drivers 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 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.
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
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.”
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.
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
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 cab in police cordon bears a striking resemblance to one owned by a Mo Robinson from near Craigavon in N Ireland…. pic.twitter.com/jUaCRseTlO
— alex thomson (@alextomo) October 23, 2019
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.
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 Education, Career
According to his Facebook page, Robinson lived in Laurelvale, a community around five miles south of Portadown. On his bio in the facebook profile, Robinson refers to himself as a “lorry driver.” He went to a Portadown Campus called Southern Regional College, where he studied light vehicle maintenance and repair.
— RT UK (@RTUKnews) October 23, 2019
Mo Robinson Arrest, Charges
Robinson was arrested just a short while after the police had the gruesome discovery. Robinson is being held on suspicion of murder. Constable Mills told the media on the morning of October 23 that the discovery was made at around 1:40 a.m. in an industrial estate in Grays. All 39 people, including one teenager, were pronounced dead at the scene
Mo Robinson Case Investigation
The Irish Prime Minister Leo Varadkar has said that investigations into the incident would take place in Ireland. At the time of this publication, Bulgaria and the UK were both members of the EU and therefore Bulgarian citizens are allowed to live and work in the UK without pre-conditions. The UK is due to leave the European Union on October 31.
latest picture of Mo Robinson truck driver in Essex, with tragic cargo, he maybe an unknowing participant. pic.twitter.com/MFhz6wODkc
— Pat Fraser (@smoovemoooves) October 23, 2019
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.”
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.
— Simon Hines (@simonhines4) October 23, 2019
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.