POLICE are appealing for information after a taxi driver was assaulted before having his car stolen in Barnsley.

At about 8.30pm on Saturday, September 3, the 68-year-old driver picked up a man from Midland Street, and set off to take him to Yews Lane, Kendray.

After arriving in Kendray, the driver was assaulted by the passenger and dragged out of the car before the man stole the taxi.

The taxi was later found abandoned at Stairfoot and recovered by officers.

Enquiries remain ongoing to identify the man involved.

Anyone with further information shoudl call 101 quoting incident number 1160 of 3 September 2016.

Information can also be given to Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111.