Avon and Somerset Police have recovered a stolen puppy overnight.

Maxi, the 16-week-old French bulldog puppy, was stolen in a burglary at his owner’s Watchet home between midday and 4pm on Monday, July 20.

The family saw him advertised on an online selling site later that night and immediately alerted the police.

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A spokesperson from Avon and Somerset Police said: "Response officers followed up the lead, recovering Maxi and making an arrest at about 2.30am today, Tuesday July 21.

"The puppy is now safely back home.

A 34-year-old man arrested on suspicion of burglary has been released under investigation pending further enquiries."

Maxi's family said: “Maxi is a member of the family and we’re absolutely ecstatic to have him returned home safely.”

If you have any information which could help with the enquiry, please get in touch quoting reference 5220161301.