Desperate hunt for missing penguin in Stamford

Rocco Crooks and his penguin, which was lost in Stamford on December 8. EMN-140912-143248001
Rocco Crooks and his penguin, which was lost in Stamford on December 8. EMN-140912-143248001
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A mother has issued a desperate appeal to help find her two-year-old son’s beloved stuffed penguin in time for his birthday.

Rocco Crooks, from Stamford, lost the toy, named Penguin, shortly after he was picked up from Stamford Children’s Centre in Green Lane at about 2pm on Monday.

The stuffed rabbit that was found in a puddle in Ryhall Road, Stamford, on November 13. EMN-141012-173145001

The stuffed rabbit that was found in a puddle in Ryhall Road, Stamford, on November 13. EMN-141012-173145001

Rocco turns three on Wednesday and his mother Sophie wants to reunite the inseparable pair before then.

She said: “Rocco and Penguin are best friends and even have matching superhero capes. Its his birthday next week and he desperately wants his best friend back.”

Penguin was wrapped in a blanket, which was found and tied to a lamppost near Bluecoat Primary School. But Penguin was nowhere to be seen.

Sophie has offered a reward of £10 to anyone who finds and returns Rocco’s best friend to him. E-mail sophiegill23@hotmail.com.

○ Help is needed to find the owner of a lost toy rabbit who was found in a puddle in Stamford.

The rabbit, pictured right, was found on November 13 on Ryhall Road, left in a sorry state in a big puddle.

Pete and Maxine Lewis​ found the rabbit and brought it into the Mercury offices to help find its owner. Call 01780 758951 if it is yours.