Discussion in 'Crimes in the News' started by HayLouise, Oct 23, 2019.
It seems the Maher's go pretty high up the chain.
"The couple's three cars worth more than £150,000 including a white Chevrolet Corvette, a Range rover Discovery and a Range Rover Sport were today still on the driveway."
The cars had private plates in addition to serveral properties they own in Warrington. I dont see any other explaination for the source of this wealth?
Police continue to search Woolston home in connection with lorry deaths
Think we are at the 36ish joir mark of them being in custody
I think they own a home in Ireland, too. I'll look for that reference.
No, reference says home in Spain. Frequent travel to Ireland and Bulgaria.
Police sniffer dogs scour £400,000 home of haulage boss and wife arrested over death truck tragedy Police sniffer dogs scour £400,000 home of haulage boss and wife arrested over death truck tragedy | Daily Mail Online
you’ll have to look back for MSM link but they’d just flown back I think from Spain holiday can’t remember if it said they owned a place there too
Yes. I corrected my recollection above. You're absolutely right.
What a tangled web this is all becoming.
MailOnline can today reveal that the couple were arrested after they flew back into the UK. The couple have a family home in Spain but often travel to Ireland and Bulgaria.
Police sniffer dogs scour £400,000 home of haulage boss and wife arrested over death truck tragedy | Daily Mail Online
Thats right, i read the article they have a holiday home there also.
How many hours have they been arrested now ?
The night before his arrest, father-of-three Mr Maher, 38, said: 'We've just flown back from abroad. I have told the police we are back. I'm just about to take the kids out for a meal.'
Hours later they were arrested. One neighbour said: 'I looked out and saw Tom in the door way watch as a police van left. I think Joanna was arrested first.'
How long can people be held in the UK without being charged?
T. Maher is the owner/director at this hairdresser "NEW HAIR DON'T CARE LIMITED".
I was thinking it is a front for money laundering, but the accounts dont show much cash.
My hunch is that following old cases may have links to same human traffickers. Linh Le may be able to provide more information.
One male victim was already in Germany, got laid off, and asked his wife for $12,000 for the trip to UK. I will link to the best news article later, with other likely victims.
Aug 6 Recovered/Located - UK - Linh Le, 15, visitor from Vietnam, separated from tour group, York, 6 Aug 2019
Aug 2 Germany - Leipzig, Aug 6th 2019 - Unknown Male died in Hospital, *possibly English speaking*
In terms of the practicals of how these people lost their lives, if media reports are accurate, freezing and/or suffocation due to lack of oxygen would be consistent in my opinion. Difficult to know if only one or both of these were factors at this stage. It’s reasonable to assume that it is possible Mo knew something about people being present in the truck, and it’s also reasonable to assume that police would want to speak with anyone who had interacted with the truck (although not necessarily the slap on cuffs approach
but after becoming aware, still drove far enough before pulling over that they all died?
why not pull over immediately to 'secure' his load?
He only drove for about 35 minutes. They had died long before he picked up the trailer.
It seems very likely many (if not all) of the 39 died before even reaching England. Several were in early stages of rigor mortis which takes at least a couple of hours to set in.
I think given that Mo has been charged with manslaughter and a huge trafficking ring is about to get busted, that he was meant to open the doors to release the 39 safely and had done it before in the same truck via the same port and in the same place. My opinion only.
Looking like an Irish people-smuggling ring. Hopefully it busts a much larger operation.