A PENSIONER is pleading for her lost engagement to be returned.

Sheila Wooden, 79, of Frobisher Road, Dovercourt, said she lost her 55-year-old ring between 10am and 11am on December 15.

She had visited the Morrisons store in Parkeston and Nationwide Building Society in Dovercourt High Street.

The ring contains a sapphire surrounded by diamonds.

She said: “I have searched the house and rubbish bins completely.

“I’m devastated.

“I have had it a long time so it certainly means quite a lot.”