POLICE in Barnsley are investigating an alleged serious assault.

At around 7.15pm on Thursday, two men were involved in an altercation outside a shop on Sheffield Road.

During the incident one man sustained injuries to his head and neck. He was taken to hospital, but his injuries are not believed to be life threatening.

One man was arrested on suspicion of assault, and he is currently in police custody.

Police are appealing to anyone who witnessed the incident to contact South Yorkshire Police on 101, quoting incident number 1062 of the 18 April 2013, or call Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.