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Driver's body found in Berlin

8th October 1998
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Page 7, 8th October 1998 — Driver's body found in Berlin
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• An Essex truck driver's body lay undiscovered in his cob for more than a week after he suffered a heart attack at a truckstop in Berlin. Argo (Cargomasters) driver Robert Wingfield was eventually discovered on Monday 13 July by the driver of another company who had responded to poster appeals. A search party had been organised by company director Ray Stephens after Wingfield was declared missing on Sunday 4 July. Interpol officers and Argo drivers had been searching the route between Berlin and the Dutch ports of Hook of Holland and Europoort. The father of six was due to return to his home in Harwich on Sunday 5 July to celebrate his 57th birthday with his wife Eileen, his daughters and granddaughters. He had phoned his wife and the Ma'don-based depot from his cab phone on the Friday telling them to expect him in a couple of days, once he had picked up a load of general cargo in Berlin. Commenting on a death which highlights the need For drivers to keep in touch with precise details of their whereabouts, company director Ray Stephens says: "He phoned in to finalise matters on the Friday so we knew he was in Berlin. But it was unfortunate it took so long to find him. It was not like him to not phone (on the Sunday). He was a family man, a good worker and a very good driver."


Organisations: Interpol
Locations: Ma'don, Berlin

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