A terrified hotel porter was tied up and robbed by a masked man at knifepoint in the middle of the night.
Detectives are now hunting a man with a Liverpool accent who robbed Bagden Hall Hotel at Scissett in the early hours of Sunday morning.
The robber got away with cash from the popular wedding venue after threatening the hotel’s night porter at 00.40am.
The 26-year-old male victim was left shaken up but not physically harmed.
Det Insp Andy Parr from Huddersfield CID, said: “A man wearing a hoody and a scarf over his face has entered the hotel through the front door and threatened the night porter with a knife.
“He then tied the victim up and stole money from a safe.
“The victim has managed to get free after he left and raised the alarm.
“He was shaken but not injured.
“With it being a rural location we believe a car must have been used.
“We would like to hear from anyone who was out and about around Scissett at that time who saw a vehicle that gave them any reason to think it was suspicious.
“We’d rather get the call and rule it out than not have any so please ring if you saw anything.”
No one from Bagden Hall was willing to comment on the incident.
DI Parr said the suspect was a white male who spoke with a Liverpool accent.
Anyone with information can call Huddersfield CID via 101 or Crimestoppers on 0800 555111.
Bagden Hall was converted to a hotel many years ago. It was built in the 1860s by a wealthy mill-owner and stands in 40 acres of parkland and woodland off Wakefield Road, Scissett.
The complex features a lake and the hotel has 36 bedrooms.
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