A HEARTLESS thief has stolen a mobility scooter from an 85-year-old man who relies on it to get around.

Police in Barnsley are asking for help in finding the scooter that was stolen in Kendray on Thursday, September 17.

The mobility scooter was parked outside a home in Red Hill Avenue while the owner visited a friend between 10.45am and 11.45am.

When the elderly man came outside, the scooter was gone.

If you have seen the scooter or witnessed and suspicious activity in Kendray on Thursday morning, call police on 101 quoting incident number 372 of 17 September 2015.

Alternatively, you can call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.