Isle of Wight bereaved dad's plea for lost pendant

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Dan Monaghan with his daughter Delilah before she diedImage source, Dan Monaghan
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Dan Monaghan's daughter Delilah died of cancer in 2015, aged three

A father says he is "utterly devastated" after losing one half of a heart pendant he shared with his three-year-old daughter who died of cancer.

Dan Monaghan lost his half somewhere between Off The Wall hairdressers and Isle Be Fit gym in Newport, on the Isle of Wight, on Friday.

He described it as "irreplaceable".

The other half is buried with his daughter Delilah, who died in 2015 after an 18-month battle with the disease.

Image source, Dan Monaghan
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The lost half heart pendant bears the words "forever always"

Mr Monaghan, who lives in Newport, made an appeal on Facebook for anyone who finds his pendant, which fell off his necklace when the clasp on the chain broke, to get in touch.

His plea has already had 10,000 shares and more than 1,000 comments.

"Me and my wife had [the pendants] for a number of years and when my daughter passed away my wife put her own chain into the coffin with my daughter, which had the other half of the heart on there," he said.

"I am utterly devastated to have lost it."

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He added: "Monetarily it's not really worth anything at all but it's the sentimental value - obviously, it can't be replaced."

On his Facebook post, Mr Monaghan said he had already "retraced his steps" to no avail and added that others had also helped him in his search.

"I would be forever grateful to be reunited with this," he said.