Robbery at Huddersfield tourist attraction

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Police are appealing for witnesses following a robbery at a Huddersfield tourist attraction.

Huddersfield CID would like to speak to anyone who witnessed the offence in the car park at Castle Hill on Ashes Lane between 6.30pm and 6.45pm on Tuesday April 16.

The robbery took place after the victim, a 22-year-old man Huddersfield man, was walking across the car park when he was approached by four males who demanded his property.

He refused and tried to walk away but was then assaulted and knocked to the floor by one of the group.

They then made away and into a waiting car with a pair of black Sen Heiser headphones the victim was wearing and a Samsung Galaxy S3 phone which had fallen from his pocket. The 22-year-old was left with minor facial injuries as a result of the incident.

The first suspect was described as white, around 17-years-old and 6 ft tall with a skinny build and brown hair. He had freckles on his face and discoloured, misshaped teeth.

The second was white, around 20-years-old and about 6ft 3ins tall, and of skinny build with brown hair.

He was wearing a dark blue tracksuit top and had similar facial features to the first suspect, suggesting they were related.

Meanwhile, the 3rd and 4th males were described as both white, with one appearing to be around 20 years-old and stocky with brown hair.

Finally, a white female was also described as being with the men. She was around 18/19-years-old and plump with shoulder length blonde hair.

DS Ian Thornes of the Kirklees Robbery Team, said: “This incident took place when there were several other occupied cars in the car park at Castle Hill so we know it was witnessed.

“We would particularly like to speak to the occupants of a soft top sports car who may have seen the offence or anyone who can help us identify the suspects.

“Anyone who has information should contact myself, DS Ian Thornes at the Kirklees Robbery Team, on 101 or CrimeStoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.