POLICE are appealing for witnesses after an elderly woman was robbed in a Barnsley underpass on Wednesday.

At 11.45am, a 65-year-old woman was walking through the underpass by an Alhambra roundabout and Burleigh Court in Barnsley town centre, when she was approached by an unknown man.

It is believed the man then forcefully took her handbag and purse.

Officers are asking for anyone who saw the incident or anyone running through the underpass carrying a handbag to call 101 quoting incident number 341 of February 19, 2020.