Mo Robinson Bio, Wiki
Mo Robinson is a 25-years-old man from Northern Ireland 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 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 & 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.
In a statement to Belfast Live, Robinson’s girlfriend’s brother said in the wake of Robinson being named as a suspect that they “hadn’t heard from him” and that they “don’t know what is going on.”
Driver Arrested After 39 Bodies were found in a UK truck
In a press release, the Deputy Chief Constable Pippa Mills of the Essex Police said in the morning of October 23rd that the tragic discovery was made at around 1:40 a.m. The truck was discovered in an industrial estate in Grays. All 39 people, including one teenager, were pronounced dead at the scene.
Images from the scene show that the truck had stickers across the windscreen reading, “The Ultimate Dream” and “Ireland.” Robinson is being held on suspicion of murder. The truck is registered in Bulgaria by a company owned by an Irish female citizen, as per RTE News in Ireland. The company is based in the Bulgarian city of Varna. The truck has not been in Bulgaria since 2017, however.
Police in Essex have said that the truck did not travel through Ireland, as was initially reported. Authorities say the truck traveled from Zeebrugge in Belgium, embarking on the night of October 22 and landing in Purfleet, Essex, at around 12:30 a.m. on October 23.
The chief executive of the Road Haulage Association in the UK, Richard Burnett, said in a statement to the Daily Mirror that from media pictures and video, he could ascertain that the truck was a refrigerated unit. Burnett said that would mean that the temperatures inside of the trailer could have been as low as -13 Fahrenheit.
Burnett is quoted by the Mirror as saying, “It’s going to be dark. If the fridge is running it’s going to be incredibly cold. The only place to go to the toilet is on board the back of the trailer. You can imagine if they’ve been in there for days then there will be feces, there will be urine.”
Exclusive: Video shows lorry in which 39 bodies were later found in Essex, moments before turning into industrial park https://t.co/kubNQBQoJY pic.twitter.com/6werJqWisi
— ITV News (@itvnews) October 23, 2019
Mills warned that investigators are in the early stages of a lengthy investigation and that the identification of the victims is a priority. Officials have not said where the victims are from. Phone numbers have been set up to help the families of the victims. The Casualty Bureau Numbers are 0800 056 0944 for callers living in the UK or 0207 158 0010 for callers dialing from outside the UK.
Mo Robinson Instagram
His Instagram page littered with photos of various trucks and cars. In the bio for that page, Robinson writes, “Scania Vabis. Scandinavian Express.”