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Masked Gunmen Raid Boutique Hotel In Soho

Tuesday, 26th August 2014 08:02

Police are searching for two masked gunmen who raided a hotel in London's West End in the early hours.

They tied up a member of staff at the Dean Street Townhouse in Soho before making off with cash and mobile phones.

Police were called to the four-storey boutique hotel at 3.05am after the two men burst in and demanded money.

No shots were fired and no one was injured, although staff were threatened and one man was treated for shock.

The two robbers were said to have eastern European accents and were wearing white hoodies.

Detective Superintendent Jess Ruddell, of the Metropolitan Police, said hotel staff had been left "very shaken" by the raid and urged witnesses to contact police.

She said: "This is a very serious incident and we are working around the clock to identify those responsible.

"It was a very frightening experience for staff, who were threatened with a long-barrelled weapon and were very shaken."

A Soho House spokesman said: "We can confirm that an incident took place in the lobby area of the Dean Street Townhouse in the early hours of this morning.

"Two male members of staff were on duty and no one was hurt in the incident. The matter is currently being investigated by the Metropolitan Police."

Anyone who witnessed the incident or has any information is asked to call the Metropolitan Police on 101.