POLICE are appealing for witnesses following the assault and robbery of an elderly man in Darfield earlier this month.

Between 9.15am and 9.45am on Friday 2 March a white BMW X1 driven by a 73-year-old man was at the junction of Bly Road turning onto Barnsley Road in Darfield, when a dark blue long van pulled up alongside.

The van followed the BMW and at the dual carriageway at Ardsley Hill, the BMW came to a stop after hitting a kerb. The van driver assaulted the elderly man driving the BMW, took the dashcam from inside the car and drove off in the van towards Stairfoot.

Police want to hear from anyone who may have seen the blue van or the BMW that morning or from any motorists travelling through that area who may hold dashcam footage.

Please call 101 quoting incident number 275 of 2 March 2018. You can also give information to Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.