POLICE have dismissed reports that a gun-wielding man was in Barnsley town centre last night.

Speculation has been rife on social media that a man was seen with a firearm inside the town's interchange.

However, police quashed the rumours and said there is "no truth" in the reports.

A spokesperson said: "We received a call at 5.55pm on Tuesday evening and officers responded. 

"The man in question was found and posed no threat to the public. No firearm was found."