AMATEUR detectives are hoping to track down the owner of a ring that was found lying on the floor of a Neilston shop.

The gold band, believed to be a wedding ring, was spotted by Gill Paterson’s 13-year-old son at MS Newsagents, in Main Street, at around 6pm on Saturday, February 27.
He took it straight home to his mum, who posted a message on social media in a bid to trace its rightful owner.

Mum-of-four Gill received replies from several people in the Barrhead area who have lost rings but none of them owned this particular piece of jewellery, which has a distinctive mark stamped on it.

She told the Barrhead News: “My son saw the ring when he was getting served and asked the shopkeeper about it. He then asked me to put it on Facebook to find out who it belongs to.

“He would really like to get it back to the person who dropped it.

“The ring might have sentimental value. Someone might have had it passed down to them.

“If it was mine, I would definitely want it back.”

Basit Wahid, who runs the store, is also hopeful the owner can be found.

A few weeks ago, a woman who visited the shop said she had lost her wedding ring but it is thought the band found last month may belong to a man, due to its size.

Basit, 39, said: “I was working the whole day and I was going back and forth but I didn’t have a clue the ring was there. I never noticed it.

“It could be anybody’s. It definitely doesn’t belong to anybody who works here, though, because they don’t wear gold.

“When people have dropped items such as glasses before, we have held on to them until they have come back in.

“A couple of times, people have dropped their bank card and we have posted those back out to them.

“No-one has come into the shop in the last few days to say they have lost a ring, although somebody did say, back when it was snowing, that they had lost a wedding ring.

“They said it must have dropped off when they were walking down the road.”

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