A cat lover has told how she ended up in tears after missing out on a meeting with Huddersfield station star Felix on the last day of her honeymoon.

Newlywed Paula Rowling, from Haverhill in Suffolk, was spending her post-wedding break in Scarborough with new husband Scott when she decided to travel to Huddersfield for a meeting with the world famous moggy.

But Paula said she was ‘mortified’ when Felix was nowhere to be found - and said the station staff ‘didn’t seem to care’.

Now she says she wouldn’t make the 300 mile round trip to try for a second meeting - and added: “If they don’t want people to come and visit the cat they shouldn’t have gone on the news.”

Paula describes her experience in this video

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She said: “I told them on Felix’s Facebook page I was coming, but when I got there they said they didn’t know where she was.

“I went to the enquiries desk and they told me she was asleep. I said I’d come all this way on my honeymoon and I just wanted to see the cat. I was in tears - I was mortified.

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“I said I know it’s a cat but I just wanted to see her. I had only just lost my own cat, Molly. I was distraught.

“I put a post on Felix’s Facebook page saying I understand she’s a cat, but they just didn’t seem to care. It was a normal PR response, saying ‘we’re just trying to keep the trains running’.

"Now other people may think twice about going and not be disappointed if they can't see the cat."

A spokesperson from TransPennine Express "We're sorry that Paula was unable to see Felix after such a long journey. As a cat Felix does sleep a lot!

"Huddersfield is a working station, and as such our staff have a responsibility to make sure everything runs safely and smoothly, which means that they cannot always make Felix available on request."