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Dog stolen in violent burglary

Bulldog puppy stolen in burglary in Leyton Credit: Metropolitan Police

Three men forced their way into a home in Leyton and punched and hit two women before stealing a bulldog puppy, a laptop computer and two mobile phones.

The men knocked on the door of the home at 12.30am claiming to be police.

When a 40-year-old woman who lives at the address opened the door she was slapped around the head and face and hit with an axe handle. A second women was punched in the face.

The gang took a four month old tan coloured American bulldog worth £2000.