A shopper stumbled across a toy lamb on New Year’s Eve, and is looking for the rightful owner of the forlorn character.
Helen Hooker found the little lamb outside Amoeba jewellers in East Street, Chichester.
In response to comments on her blog, she went back the next day, and found it propped on the window sill of a neighbouring shop.
“It occurs to me that somewhere a child is probably missing his or her much loved toy lamb (possibly even a Christmas gift) after it was inadvertently dropped,” said Helen.
“If no one comes forward I will continue to give this little fellow a good home and will make a donation to the NSPCC in his honour.”
Helen has called the toy Lambchop.
To contact the Observer send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org or call our newsdesk on 01243 534155.