A BARNSLEY man has been convicted of murder and sentenced to life imprisonment after he fatally stabbed a man in Athersley in June.

Martin Wilson, 38, formerly of Monsal Crescent, was found guilty on Tuesday of stabbing Stephen Riley, 43, on the evening of June 26.

Wilson received a life sentence - to serve a minimum of 25 years - at his sentencing on Thursday at Sheffield Crown Court, and was also handed a 58-week concurrent sentence for breaching a restraining order.