Teddy bear hunt begins as boy loses his most treasured possession

The family of a teenager who has learning difficulties are appealing for help to reunite him with his most treasured possession - his teddy bear.

Marcus Vaissiere mislaid his bear Bob in Andover town centre last month and he's lost without him.

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Marcus's teddy Bob has been his constant companion for more than ten years.

What he really wants is the return of the real Bob. He's been given a stand-in but it's just not the same.

  • Sharon Vaissiere- Marcus's Mum

Bob went missing after a trip to this fish and chip shop in the centre of Andover last month.

Bob went missing near a fish and chip shop in the centre of Andover Credit: ITV Meridian
  • Ian Vaissiere- Marcus's Dad

The family have appealed for public help to find Bob and are even offering a reward but so far without any success.

With Christmas fast approaching, Marcus has only one wish - not something new, but something old, his much loved teddy bear.

Marcus has only one wish - Bob