Three men "armed with knives" broke into a house in Dagenham last night.

Police were called at about 11.20pm yesterday - Tuesday, July 12 - to reports of an aggravated burglary on Stansgate Road.

Officers attended and established that three men had entered the address armed with knives, before threatening the occupants.

One of the residents was struck on the head; he did not require hospital treatment.

There have been no arrests and enquiries continue.