A WOMAN from Mapplewell has launched a petition to ban the sale of legal highs after a family member has become addicted to them "in a bad way".

Alisha Simpson is calling for shops such as Smokey Sams on Sheffield Road to be stopped from selling legal highs.

She said: "This has become an increasing problem in Barnsley so I would like to try and make a difference."

MP Dan Jarvis, who has fought against the sale of 'psychoactive substances', is backing Alisha's petition.

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