Man's lost artificial nose to be replaced

Cyril Osment
Image caption Cyril Osment's appeal to find his nose was reported around the world

A man who lost his artificial nose while visiting the dentist is to have a new one fitted.

Cyril Osment, of Alweston, Dorset, noticed the prosthesis was missing when he returned home from the trip in his car last week

The retired newsagent, 83, had his nose removed last year because of cancer.

He described the news that Salisbury District Hospital had started to prepare a replacement prosthetic nose as "marvellous".

The original silicone replacement nose had been held in place by magnets but Mr Osment had said it had recently started to fall off.

He had said the nose could have been mistaken for a joke nose and his appeal to help find it was reported around the world.

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