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10-week-old Husky puppy snatched from home

Nala was taken from her home during a burglary in Leicester. Credit: Leicestershire Police

Police are hunting for a group of men after a husky puppy was snatched from its home during a late night burglary in Leicester.

The 10-week-old black, white and grey Husky named Nala was stolen from a property at around 1.20am on Tuesday (12 November) .

It is reported that a group of around five men broke into the home on Mortoft Road, as well as stealing the dog - they took a PlayStation 4, Playstation Controllers and an iPhone.

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The men, who are said to have been in possession of knives, attacked a man who was in the home at the time.

The victim is said to have suffered cuts to his arm and leg as well as facial injuries.

Other people were also in the property at the time but they were not injured.

“The incident happened during the early hours of the morning but we are appealing to anyone who may have any information to make contact.

“A man was left injured following the attack and a 10-week-old puppy has been stolen.

“If you were in the area and saw or heard anything which you think may be linked to this incident, please make contact. If you believe you have seen Nala or you have seen or heard about a Husky puppy being offered for sale, please also make contact.

“Anyone who has any CCTV or dashcam footage from the area during the early hours of Tuesday morning is also urged to get in touch.”

– Police Constable Sam Fowler

Enquiries are continuing into the incident and officers are appealing to anyone with any information to contact Leicester Police on 101 quoting incident 19000605792.