Barnsley town centre on lockdown and police confirm ‘serious incident’ after unconfirmed reports of ‘woman with knife’

BARNSLEY town centre is on lockdown this morning amid unconfirmed reports of a knife attack.

Locals in the South Yorkshire town say a woman stabbed someone “with a machete” — as police confirmed a “serious incident”.

South Yorkshire Police said on Twitter: “BREAKING: There is a high visibility police presence in #Barnsley town centre this morning (Saturday 8 September) responding to a serious incident.

“More information will follow. Public are asked to be vigilant and report any concerns to 101.”

More to follow…

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