December 2, 2023

Second man charged in Dublin court over 39 lorry deaths

A second man has been charged in the High Court in Dublin, with the manslaughter of 39 people found dead in a container in the UK.

Eamon Harrison, 23, from Mayobridge, Co Down, appeared in Dublin’s High Court on the back of a European Arrest Warrant issued yesterday.

Mr Harrison faced 39 manslaughter charges, one charge of conspiracy to commit human trafficking and one charge of conspiracy to assist unlawful immigration.

UK authorities investigating the case say Mr Harrision delivered the trailer to the port of Zeebrugge in Belgium before it crossed to England.

Earlier today in a separate development, UK police asked two Irish brothers to hand themselves in for questioning about the horrific incident.

Ronan Hughes, 40, and Christopher Hughes, 34, from Tyholland, Co Monaghan, are wanted on suspicion of manslaughter and human trafficking.

UK police revealed they spoke to Ronan on the phone, but now want to talk to both men in person as part of the investigation.

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