A disabled man lost every picture of his late mother after his mobile phone fell out of his pocket.
Now devastated John Rady is appealing for anyone who may have found the phone to hand it in to the police.
Mr Rady, 42, of Clayton Crescent, South Shore, who is an amputee, was travelling along Highfield Road on Tuesday on his mobility scooter when he lost his Samsung Galaxy mobile.
It contained all his photographs of his mum Sheila who died in November, aged 75.
Mr Rady said: “My mum died in November and all the pictures I had of her were on the gallery of my phone.
“I had taken several of her with my dad Harry, and they look really happy together,
“As soon as I realised I had lost the phone, I went back along Highfield Road to see if I could find it but there was no sign of it.
“I am not bothered about the phone itself, but what is most important is the photographs which can never be replaced.
“They are the only ones I have of my mum, and since she died it had been a great comfort to me to have the pictures.
“So I am appealing to whoever has picked the phone up, for them to either hand it in at a police station, or else print off the photographs and hand those in. It would mean such a lot to me.”
Mr Rady was travelling along Highfield Road, close to the junction with Abbey Road, at about 2.45pm when he lost the phone.
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