Appeal by murder victim's family


THE brothers of murder victim Symon Simson joined police last Thursday in a plea for witnesses.

Mr Simson was found collapsed at the rear of the Suffolk Punch pub at 10.30pm on May 4 ? the night of the election for London mayor.

He died as a result of serious head injuries at North Middlesex Hospital on May 17.

His brothers, Stephen and Andrew spoke of their brother's ordeal following the attack.

'He was never really awake. He struggled to concentrate on anything. I don't think half the time he knew we were there. But he started to eat and we thought he was coming round.'

They described their brother as a quiet, private man who kept himself to himself, but had a passion for cars.

The 41-year-old had been working in his brother's shop, Fairlines grocery store, for several years after giving up his trade as a mechanic.

However cars were still his hobby, and Symon was a member of both the Mustang Club and Capri Club.

His distinctive blue Ford Capri, registration C111 ULO, was parked in the car park of Salisbury Mews on the night of his murder and the door was left ajar.

DI Allan Aubeelack said: 'We are not aware of any enemies. He was a very quiet man. So part of the appeal is to find who knows Symon.'

'What were you doing the night of the mayoral election?'

People are urged to contact the incident room on 020 8358 1877 or Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.