POLICE are investigating the death of a young woman after an incident earlier today, We Are Barnsley can reveal.

Officers have confirmed that a woman in her early 20s has died today near the Alhambra shopping centre in the centre of town. There are no suspicious circumstances.

A spokesman said: "No formal identification has yet been made - we are trying to contact her next of kin."

It is understood that the Alhambra Centre car park was temporarily closed to allow for police to investigate this afternoon (Saturday.)

Police say they are unable to release more information about this incident until family members are fully briefed.