A violent gang smashed into a family home before threatening a ten-year-old girl with a machete and stealing her pet puppies.
Ben Murphy, 19, Liam Kinsella, 27, and Samuel Durnion, 21, were jailed for almost 12 years after the raid in Glasgow last August.
A judge heard how one of the thugs held a machete to the schoolgirl’s throat before screaming “where’s your f*****g dad?”.
The gang went on to steal eight three-week old Bull Mastiff puppies valued at £8,000.
They were caught after bungling Murphy dropped his passport at the scene of the crime.
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The twisted trio were today sentenced at the High Court in Glasgow having earlier admitted acting with others in the assault and robbery.
Murphy was caged for 30 months, Kinsella for five years and three months while Durnion was locked up for four years.
Prosecutor Duncan McPhie said: "They entered as a 10 year-old girl made her way downstairs.
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"A number of the men smashed ground floor windows of the property.
"One of them seized hold of the girl, placed a machete to her throat and stated: "Where's your f*****g dad?"
"They took hold of eight Bull Mastiff puppies. The men left – some on foot and others by car."
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Passing sentence, Lord Beckett described the raid as "pre-meditated" and said it has had a "profound" effect on the family involved.
The court heard others in the house – including mum Leanne Hodge – took "shelter in fear" by barricading themselves in an upstairs bedroom.
Leanne later recovered the dogs after tracking down Durnion’s Facebook page where he was boasting of selling them for £1,500 a pop.
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