A GOLDTHORPE business has announced that it is moving premises after a spate of burglaries.

GM Asquith Fabrications, which has been on Beever Street for 13 years, will move to an industrial estate in the Dearne Valley after being broken into four times in four years.

Spokesman Dawn Asquith said: "We were broken into before Christmas and that made it four times in four years.

"The time before last we were wiped out. We had no equipment and it was difficult to keep staff on. The break-ins have stunted the business but we have plenty of options going forward now."

The company makes bespoke gates, railings and other made-to-measure light steel fabrications.

Plans were submitted to Barnsley Council for 16 homes on its site and if successful the firm will sell on the land to a developer.