TAKEAWAY delivery drivers in Barnsley are being encouraged to not leave their vehicle unattended after a car was stolen.

Police were called on Friday night at around 10pm after a Vauxhall Corsa was stolen on Hadfield Street in Wombwell.

At 4am on Saturday, the car was spotted on Harborough Hill Road in the town centre.

Officers later saw the vehicle in the Wombwell area - and a pursuit led them into Darfield and Bolton-upon-Dearne before it was stopped.

Two 15-year-old males and an 18-year-old male were detained.

A police spokesperson added: “This is the second time in seven days that a vehicle has been stolen from the Wombwell area under these circumstances.

“The police are keen to deal with such offences in a prompt and effective manner and hopefully bring those responsible to justice.”