OFFICERS in Barnsley have charged a man after a milkman was reportedly robbed in Barnsley last week.

The incident, which saw the victim require 26 stitches in his hand, took place on Canal Street in the early hours of Wednesday morning (December 30).

A spokesperson for South Yorkshire Police said: “It is reported that the victim was making deliveries when he was attacked with a bladed weapon and his vehicle was stolen.

“He suffered significant injuries to his hand, which required 26 stitches.”

Daniel Bligh, 30, of no fixed abode, appeared at Sheffield Magistrates Court this morning (January 4) charged with robbery and possession of a bladed article.

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Bligh has been remanded in custody to next appear at Sheffield Magistrates’ Court on January 27.