AN ALWESTON pensioner whose life was transformed by an artificial nose is appealing for help after losing it on a trip to the dentist.
Cyril Osment, 83, realised the appendage was missing when he returned home after going to the dentist in Westbury, Sherborne, on Monday morning.
He said the artificial nose, created by staff at Salisbury District Hospital after he developed skin cancer, said the device had been held in place by magnets.
But it had recently started to come off at times and he fears the magnets had begun to fail.
He said: “I’m just hoping someone sees it and I get it back.
“It was one of the most wonderful things for me, having this done.
“I am hoping I can get another one.
“People are already asking me what’s happened to me nose. I feel so sorry about it all.”
Mr Osment, who distributed the Blackmore Vale Magazine for nearly 35 years, had his nose removed last year and said the surgery and scar made life difficult.
He spoke in June about the transformation the artificial nose had brought and the confidence that returned when it was in place.
Anyone with information should call him on 01963 23004.