POLICE are on the hunt for a man who defecated in a Barnsley garden in an alleged racially motivated act.

A CCTV image has been released by South Yorkshire Police of a man they want to speak to in relation to the incident.

A spokesperson said: “At 6.18pm on October 5, it’s reported that a man defecated in the front garden of an address on Gawber Road, Barnsley.

“It is believed that the incident, which is classed as a public order offence, is racially motivated.

“We are looking to speak to this man as we believe he could help us progress our enquiries.

“Do you recognise him?

“If you have any information which could assist, please report it to us either online or by calling 101.

“The incident number to quote is 726 of October 12, 2022.”