A family who cancelled Christmas to look for their lost labrador are offering a reward for her safe return.

The Dowding family have been left distraught after their four-year-old pet Lily, a black labrador, went missing in Crane Park in Twickenham on Christmas Eve at about 3pm.

Owner Colin Dowding, 54, said the family had searched every day since they lost their dog, which was wearing a red collar.

He said: “We have been walking through all the local parks in the area.

“Fellow dog walkers have made contact with us saying that they will help with the search.”

The family have advertised missing Lily with doglost.co.uk and will give a reward for her safe return.

Mr Dowding said: “We just want her back. It would mean everything.”

If you have seen Lily, contact the Dowding family on 01932 788784 or 07775 860964, or call Dog Lost on 0844 8003220.