Footage allegedly shows a much-loved family pet being stolen from a driveway - and the owner has lashed out at police.

Lisa Eastwell, a mother-of-six, said the loss of Jack Russell Lola, 3, has been devastating for her children and accused the police of doing little to help.

CCTV footage seen by the Recorder appears to show a woman taking Lola on Saturday (November 18) at 7.27pm from the driveway of Lisa's home in North Road, Havering-atte-Bower.

Police confirmed that a woman in her 40s attended a Havering police station on Monday (November 20) to report her dog had been stolen.

"My children are devastated as you can imagine," Lisa said. "I'm pacifying them by saying she is with another family."

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Lisa added that she has found the police's response "disappointing".

Romford Recorder: Lisa said her children have been 'devastated' after Lola's alleged theftLisa said her children have been 'devastated' after Lola's alleged theft (Image: Lisa Eastwell)

"We are a big, working-class family and it is really disappointing that the police have not helped."

Lisa said she is offering a reward for Lola's safe return.

The Metropolitan Police said today (November 23) that the case is still open.

There have been no arrests at this time, the force added.

A spokesperson said: "While police sympathise completely with this woman, officers do have to prioritise investigations into violent or sexual offences."