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The police investigate the death of 39 people in a container in Essex and hunt for these men

Detectives call two suspects hunting homicide and human trafficking after the death of 39 stowaways in the Essex truck container

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Investigators investigating the deaths of 39 people in a truck in Essex are hunting two new suspects.

Police say they want to speak with Ronan Hughes [40] and his brother Christopher [34], both from Armagh, on suspicion of manslaughter and human trafficking.

It was previously reported that the man who rented the container in which the 39 people died gave his name to the owners of the trailer as Ronan Hughes.

The police investigate the death of 39 people in a container in Essex and hunt for these men

The police investigate the death of 39 people in a container in Essex and hunt for these men
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The police investigate the death of 39 people in a container in Essex and hunt for these men

The police investigate the death of 39 people in a container in Essex and hunt for these men

The investigation was started after 39 people were found dead in this truck in Essex last week

The investigation was started after 39 people were found dead in this truck in Essex last week

The investigation was started after 39 people were found dead in this truck in Essex last week

The address allegedly by & # 39; Ronan Hughes & # 39; stated on the rental document corresponds to that of carrier C Hughes Transport.

C Hughes Transport was dissolved in 2017, but a C Hughes Logistics mentions its business address as a mailbox along a farm job in County Monaghan on the border between Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland.

A Ronan Hughes lives a short distance, just across the border in the Irish Republic.

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When MailOnline visited his house on Friday, Mr. Hughes was not available for comment. A truck with the C Hughes insignia, however, was parked in a yard near his house.

MailOnline has visited the address allegedly by a & # 39; Ronan Hughes & # 39; on the container lease document. Those at the address refused to comment

MailOnline has visited the address allegedly by a & # 39; Ronan Hughes & # 39; on the container lease document. Those at the address refused to comment

MailOnline has visited the address allegedly by a & # 39; Ronan Hughes & # 39; on the container lease document. Those at the address refused to comment

Chief Inspector Stuart Hooper, who is leading the investigation, said: “Finding and speaking with the Hughes brothers is crucial to our investigation.

& # 39; We currently think they are in Northern Ireland, but they also have links with the Irish Republic.

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& # 39; If you know where they are or have information about their whereabouts, you should call my team. & # 39;

The Irish Times has reported that the trailer stopped earlier in the same area where the bodies were found after returning from a trip to Belgium.

It is understood that GPS data shows that the refrigerated trailer stopped in Thurrock in Essex, somewhere between 17 and 22 October, close to the industrial area where the grim discovery was made in the early hours of 23 October.

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