A SON is appealing for thieves who stole a canoe made for him by his father to return the beloved item.

The canoe was made for George Lewis 10 years ago by his dad and is of ‘huge sentimental value.’

It was on the roof of a car parked on the drive of a house in High Street, Wyke Regis when it was stolen sometime between 11pm last night and 6.30am this morning.

George said: “It’s a complete one-off, unique and can never be replaced.

“There’s nothing like it in the world and I really would like it back.

“It’s not the monetary value, it’s the sentimental value it has in the family.”

The item is described as a cedar strip Canadian canoe, 12.5ft long with one seat made of wood and fabric.

Anyone with information about its whereabouts should call Dorset Police.

Mr Lewis said: “We would really love it back. Please tell the police if you have any information.

“Or if you took it, put it back.

“If it was returned and left on the driveway we would say no more about it.”