SHOCK statistics have revealed that more than a quarter of pregnant women in Wombwell smoke.

Figures presented to South Area Council showed that 27.4 per cent of expectant mums were still smoking at the time of delivery in Wombwell.

This is compared to a Barnsley average of 23 per cent.

Director of public health Julia Burrows said: "Barnsley Council commission a range of services that support pregnant women to stop smoking including the Barnsley Stop Smoking Service."