Family’s appeal to trace missing Wigginton man Simon hits national TV

Hannah, Elaine and Stephanie Brookfield on BBC's The One Show.
Hannah, Elaine and Stephanie Brookfield on BBC's The One Show.

The family of a Kings Langley businessman missing for almost two weeks have extended their appeal to find him to national prime-time television.

The wife and two daughters of 52-year-old Chiltern Demolition director Simon Brookfield – who has not been seen or heard from since leaving his Wigginton home at around 1.20am on Thursday, October 10 – appeared on Friday’s episode of BBC1 programme The One Show at 7pm.

Simon Brookfield.

Simon Brookfield.

The family were filmed in and around their home near Tring as part of a feature on missing people.

His youngest daughter Hannah, 19, said on the show: “We think one minute he might be local, and the next minute we think he might be in Hampshire, possibly Scotland.On the first day we were expecting him to turn up.”

Her sister Stephanie, 21, added: “Then it got darker and colder and we were worried all night.”

The girls’ mother Elaine was filmed driving around their village home in search of animal-lover Simon. She said: “Every day, every night we are constantly looking. I think he doesn’t want to be found.

“He felt a failure at work, he felt a failure as my husband and a failure as a father. He wouldn’t leave me, he’s just lost the plot.”

Herts Police investigations have spread across the country in an effort to locate Simon, known to friends as Chip, who enjoyed regular holidays with his family in Hampshire’s New Forest.

Simon is white, around 6ft tall, of skinny build with brown hair, brown eyes and some stubble. He left on foot and without his passport or bank cards. Call police on 101 with information.

Click here to read more about Simon’s disappearance and see a video of the Herts Police press conference held on Tuesday, October 15.