A BARNSLEY pensioner had a nasty wake-up call when he was confronted by a burglar at his home.

Detectives are appealing for witnesses and information about the incident which happened at around 6am on 25 April at a property on Carlton Road, Smithies.

The 73-year-old came downstairs to find the intruder, who ran off towards Wakefield Road after a struggle.

The resident was left shaken but unhurt by the incident.

Police believe the man, who was white and wearing a black top, got into the house through a window. It is not yet known if anything was stolen.

Any witnesses to the aggravated burglary or anyone with information should contact South Yorkshire Police on 101 and quote incident number 129 of April 25, 2014. Alternatively, people can call Crimestoppers on 0800 555111.