NEWS IN BRIEF: Police warning after phone con

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PEOPLE in Sheffield are being warned to be on their guard after an elderly woman was asked for her bank details over the phone.

The 83-year-old widow from Stannington, who does not want to be identified, received a call from someone purporting to be from a company which had taken over BT line rentals.

The caller repeatedly asked for her bank details - and she hung up when he became aggressive.

Police said she had done the right thing, and that cold callers should never be given personal information.

Closed to traffic

A SECTION of Mitchells Way, Wombwell, Barnsley, is closed to traffic between 8pm and 6am, Monday to Friday, until February 29, to allow contractors to install a footbridge and carry out highway resurfacing.

The road is closed from the White Rose roundabout to the Station Road roundabout and a diversion is in place along Barnsley Road, High Street and Station Road and Mayflower Way, High Street and Barnsley Road.

Spare wheel stolen

ANOTHER spare wheel has been stolen from a car parked in Sheffield. The wheel was taken from a vehicle on Gaunt Road, Gleadless Valley.

Police in the city are investigating a spate of similar thefts and have issued security advice, urging motorists to remove their spare wheels from the outside of their vehicles, or to lock them.

Anyone with information should call South Yorkshire Police on 101.

Smoke inhalation

A MAN was taken to hospital with smoke inhalation after a pan caught fire on his hob.

When firefighters arrived at the property on Firshill Croft, Pitsmoor, Sheffield, the flames were already out.

Firefighters were called to Adkins Drive, Southey Green, after a Ford Focus went up in flames outside its owner’s house.

Theft from garage

A GARAGE on Linden Avenue, Coal Aston, was broken into between Thursday and Saturday last week.

Police are also looking investigating a break-in at a shed on the Meersbrook allotments plot over the weekend. Call 101 with information.