INCIDENTS of shoplifting in Barnsley increased by over 20 per cent last year.

A new study by found that South Yorkshire Police received 11,858 reports of shoplifting in 2016.

Of those, 1,608 were reported in Barnsley - up 21.7 per cent on the 1,321 reported incidents in 2015.

The locations in the town with the highest number of shoplifting incidents were the area around King's Street in Grimethorpe, the Alhambra, the area around Wellington Street car park and Asda Old Mill Lane.