A grief-stricken mum is appealing for help to find an irreplaceable teddy bear which plays the voice of her toddler son who died at just 19 months. Jodi Lynn, 18, said the bear belongs to her three-year-old daughter Alexiah and she is desperate to get it back.

The tailor-made toy was given to Alexiah to help her cope following the loss of her brother Noah Lister, who died in his sleep in February this year; the bear plays a recording of Noah’s voice when its fingers are pressed. Miss Lynn, from Hull, said Alexiah had a “special bond” with her brother and she struggled to understand why Noah was no longer with her.

The ‘Noah Bear’ was a gift from one of her friends to help her cope. However the family have lost it and they have issued an appeal to find the treasured cuddly toy. The lost bear, which was bought from the Build A Bear Workshop, is brown and wearing a white T-shirt with the words “I love you” on it. Miss Lynn believes that she may have lost the bear while she was traveling on a bus to Boothferry in Hull.