A distraught son has appealed for help after losing his dad's ashes in a Tesco bag for life while on a bar crawl.
Stan Blade, 39, planned to make a TikTok video of himself visiting pleasure rides at Southend, Essex, with his father Stephen Jewitt's ashes as a final send-off.
But instead of hitting up the rides on Southend Pier he ended up down the pub with a group of old friends after bumping into them in a chance encounter.
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Sometime during the crawl, Stan misplaced the shopping bag containing his father's ashes, who died aged 60.
He only discovered the mishap after returning home around midnight after drinking six tins of Stella and five pints of lager on March 18.
He then came clean to his furious mum Emma Hopkins, who had forbidden him from taking the ashes out of the home.
Stan, a musician by trade, said: “I came home, and my step mum asked ‘where is your dad?'
“She was not pleased with me at all, and I do not blame her.
"My dad was a really funny bloke and he would have absolutely loved the idea of me riding a roller coaster with his ashes by my side.
“He had a good sense of humour, so I just wanted to do something to pay tribute to that as I haven’t visited my hometown in a while."
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After realising what had happened, Stan went back to every pub he had been in to try and find the missing ashes, but could not find them anywhere.
He last saw the them near Adventure Island on the seafront.
Shortly after losing them, he took to TikTok to appeal for information on their whereabouts.
Still slurring in the video from a heavy night of drinking, he said: "I convinced my step-mum to do a TikTok.
"I thought it would be funny- put him in the dodgem cars, put him in the big wheel, give him a kiss-me-quick hat and a stick of rock and stuff."
His mum then appears on the video, saying: "I've f***ing had those ashes for 12 years.
"I told you not to take them to the seafront. All you want to do is do things on TikTok."
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