A WOMAN'S bizarre appeal to find a missing barbecue cover that blew away in high winds has gone viral.

Gwen Wilson says her Outdoor Chef-branded cover disappeared overnight and her desperate search of the neighbourhood had been fruitless.

She then took to Facebook and says her pleas have been shared around the world.

Gwen, of Guernsey, said: "People were laughing at me. I had friends calling up from Scotland, England and even America saying it hadn’t quite reached them yet.

"But no one from Guernsey responded, which is why I wanted to get in touch with the Guernsey Press to see if I could reach more people who might have seen it or wondered what it was. It just disappeared overnight. Once the wind gets under it, it could go for miles, and I know it sounds ridiculous, but I really want it back."