Police appeal for help in truck murder case
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• Notts police are appealing to truck drivers to help them unravel the mystery surrounding an HGV driver's murder, which featured on BBC's Crimewatch programme last Thursday.
Kent-born Kevin Malcolm Coniam, 36, was based in Mansfield. He was strangled during the night of 4-5 October and his body dumped in the back of his car. A driver delivering waste to a landfill site discovered the T-reg gold Volvo Estate in a lonely spot near Mansfield.
Coniam had been driving LGVs since 1988. He was an agency driver for a number of companies in Notts and Derbys and made regular runs to Italy, Spain and the Netherlands as well as domestic work.
Some of the companies he drove for have told the police that they became suspicious of Coniam's activities when he consistently took longer than expected to complete journeys.
Coniam was a known drug user and police suspect his murder is connected to his addiction. They want to talk to any drivers who met him on the road or saw his vehicles parked up. He spoke with a distictive Cockney accent, was 6 feet tall, weighed 11 stone and had fair hair.
Anyone with any information should contact the Mansfield Police on (0623) 420999 or the Incident Room at Nottingham on (0602) 670444.