AN investigation has been launched after a child was allegedly sexually assaulted on wasteland in Goldthorpe.

Police were called to Barnsley Road, Goldthorpe at 8.22am this morning following reports of a sexual assault on a 12-year-old boy.

A cordon is currently in place as officers carry out enquiries.

A police spokesman said: “The boy is being cared for by specialist officers and staff. Officers will be in the local area and schools throughout the day as enquiries are ongoing.

“If you have any information that can help with their investigations please call 101 quoting incident number 191 of October 17.”