OFFICERS in Barnsley are appealing for witnesses and information following a robbery in the town centre after a man was ‘slashed’ with a knife.

The incident took place at 6.45am today (December 30), and it’s reported that a milkman was making deliveries on Canal Street when he was approached by an unknown man on foot.

A spokesperson for South Yorkshire Police said: “The man reportedly slashed the milkman with a knife before stealing his van.

“The van, a white Citroen Dispatch, was found abandoned on Lang Avenue, Lundwood a short time later.

“We would like anyone with any information or CCTV from Canal Street or Lang Avenue, or who captured the van (registration KM67 RNF) on their dash cam this morning to come forward.

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“Please call 101 quoting incident number 132 of December 30.

“Any footage can be sent through to with the incident number as the subject title.”