ONE in five of all stop-searches in Barnsley resulted in a ‘positive outcome’ in the latest three-month period, new figures have revealed.

Between January and March, officers across the town conducted a total of 557 stop-searches - equating to 18 per cent of all the incidents across South Yorkshire in that timeframe.

Of those, 112 - or 20 per cent - resulted in a positive outcome.

Illegal drugs, offensive weapons, stolen articles and items adapted or made for use in crime were found.

More than 80 per cent of the searches were carried out on white people, one per cent on black people and three per cent on residents who identify as Asian.

A police report said: “Work is being undertaken to scrutinise all stop-searches for legitimacy and proportionality.”