Paul Lamplugh, who founded the Suzy Lamplugh Trust following the disappearance of his daughter in 1986, has died aged 87.
Lamplugh, who was a trained solicitor working for the Law Society before his eldest daughter’s disappearance, set up the national charity alongside his wife with the aim of making personal safety a public priority.
His daughter Suzy, who was an estate agent, went missing when she was 25 years old on 28 July 1986, after going to meet a client in Fulham. She was officially declared dead in 1994, presumed murdered.
Following this, Paul Lamplugh, alongside his wide Diana, founded the charity, which celebrated its 32nd anniversary this year. Diana Lamplugh died in August 2011. Paul Lamplugh had been living with Parkinson’s disease for the last few years and leaves behind his three remaining children and seven grandchildren.
Sir Ian Johnston, the chair of the charity, said: "Paul was a truly remarkable man with phenomenal energy and perseverance. I saw him only a few weeks ago when he continued to urge me to do more with the trust to help people ‘stay safe’. We will miss him enormously."
The Suzy Lamplugh Trust is the UK’s leading personal safety charity. Its vision is “a society in which people are safer - and feel safer - from violence and aggression; we want people to be able to live life to the full”.