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Northern Irish Truck Driver Admists Assisting Illegal Immigration

Kim Buckley
Kim Buckley

11:27 AM - 25 Nov 2019



A truck driver from Northern Ireland who's accused of the manslaughter of 39 people found in a truck in Essex has admitted plotting to assist illegal immigration.

25-year-old Mo Robinson from Craigavon in County Armagh has appeared before the Old Bailey in London via videolink.

His cab was attached to the trailer in which 39 Vietnamese people died last month.

The 25-year-old, who is known as 'Mo', was allegedly part of a global smuggling ring and was charged with the manslaughter of a group of men, women and children found dead in Essex on October 23rd.

All of the victims - made up of 31 men and eight women - were later identified as being from Vietnam.

The youngest two boys were aged 15.

Robinson - of Laurel Drive, Craigavon in Co Armagh - also admitted acquiring criminal property, namely cash, on the same dates but was not asked to enter pleas to other charges.

Those include the 39 counts of manslaughter and the transferring of criminal property.

He was remanded in custody until a further hearing on December 13th.



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