Belfast Telegraph

Home News UK

Suzy Lamplugh's mother dies aged 75

The mother of murdered estate agent Suzy Lamplugh has died.

Personal safety campaigner Diana Lamplugh died in her sleep on Thursday morning, aged 75, after suffering a massive stroke, said the charity she founded.

She set up the Suzy Lamplugh Trust after her 25-year-old daughter disappeared in 1986 having left her west London offices to meet a mystery client known only as Mr Kipper.

Mrs Lamplugh, who received an OBE in 1992, was a tireless campaigner for everything from making minicabs and trains safer to protecting victims of stalking and harassment.

Paul Infield, chairman of the Suzy Lamplugh Trust's board of trustees, said: "Diana was one of those people who contributed energy, focus and commitment to everything she did.

"With her husband Paul, she was tireless in establishing, through the trust, the concept of and discipline for personal safety - now a household expression - as a positive life skill for people of all ages and occupations."

Mrs Lamplugh, who suffered a first stroke in 2003 and had a nine-year battle with Alzheimer's, leaves her husband Paul, her other children Richard, Tamsin and Lizzie, and her seven grandchildren.

Miss Lamplugh's remains have never been found but she was declared dead, presumed murdered, in 1994.

Officers have examined thousands of lines of inquiry and conducted DNA testing on 800 unidentified bodies.

Popular

From Belfast Telegraph