A MAN has been found dead in Shafton this morning.

Police were called to an area of land on High Street, Shafton at 7.25am following a call for assistance from Yorkshire Ambulance.

A spokesperson from South Yorkshire Police, said: "We received a call today at 7.25am, April 7, from Yorkshire Ambulance Service, requesting our assistance at an area of land on High Street in Shafton, Barnsley. 

“It is reported that a man’s body had been found.


"There are no suspicious circumstances surrounding the discovery of the body and the man’s family are being supported by officers.”