UPDATE: Body found in Wendover Woods identified as missing man

Simon Brookfield
Simon Brookfield

The body discovered in Wendover Woods on Wednesday was that of missing Wigginton man Simon Brookfield, police have confirmed.

The 52 year old, who had not been seen or heard from since October 10, is believed to have been found hanging from a tree in the Chiltern Hills beauty spot at around 9.30am.

Thames Valley Police attended the scene but the Herts force, who had conducted investigations into his disappearance, say they are not treating his death as suspicious.

Police and Simon’s family would like to thank everyone for their assistance and support throughout the investigation.

Simon’s family, including his wife and two daughters, have asked to be left alone to grieve in peace.

Details have now been passed to the Bucks coroner and an inquest is expected at a later date.