A Clydebank charity has launched a heartfelt appeal after its "wonderful" new knitted post box topper mysteriously disappeared. 

The Big Disability Group (BDG) took to social media on Monday to ask Bankies to keep an eye out for the knitted creation, which was made by the charity's knit and natter group, 'Maggie's Yarn Buddies'. 

It comes just hours after BDG announced that the knitted post box topper had been fitted on to a post box just down from its hub on Dumbarton Road in Dalmuir. 

The beautiful brightly-colored topper features knitted chicks, flowers, pom poms, an Easter bunny, and eggs.

It was last seen on Monday afternoon. 

A BDG spokesperson is urging anyone who may have seen the post box topper to return it to the charity as "it would be great if we could find it and have it put back to keep cheering us all up".

A statement reads: "The wonderful knitted post box topper we posted about earlier has disappeared. 

"Last seen on top of the post ox just along from our premises on Dumbarton Road in Dalmuir, Clydebank. 

"It would be great if we could find it and have it put back to keep cheering us all up. 

"If you find it anywhere or know where it might be please get in touch." 

Local residents expressed their shock at the disappearance on social media. 

One person said: "Ah for goodness sake that's lovely. Wish people would leave things alone."

A second added: "When I saw this yesterday I knew it wouldn't last long should have taken it in at night. 

"Some people just can't leave anything alone."

A third commented: "So sad, it was lovely and made me smile when I passed it."

Anyone who spots the knitted creation is asked to contact BDG via 0141 237 4560 or by privately messaging the group on Facebook.