POLICE have quashed rumours that two people have been arrested following claims of attempted child abduction in Barnsley.

Speculation remains rife on social media pages, but South Yorkshire Police confirmed that there's no truth in people saying that a pair had been detained.

Four reports have been made by the public over the last few weeks, although each one has been 'thoroughly' investigated and dismissed.

A spokesperson said: "If anyone has information about someone they believe may have committed any offences, this needs to be shared with police, not the public through social media."

Anyone wishing to report any suspicious activity should call 101 or speak to their local officers on patrol.