UPDATE: Dorset Police has confirmed a teenage girl has been identified after an appeal over an alleged hate crime in Christchurch.
The incident happened at the Nisa convenience store, in Stanpit Road, at around 5.10pm on Monday, October 23.
“Following a CCTV appeal and enquiries by officers, a teenage girl has been identified,” a spokesperson said.
“No arrests have been made as officers carry out further enquiries.”
POLICE are keen to trace this person in connection with an alleged hate crime in Christchurch.
The incident happened at the Nisa store, in Stanpit, at around 5.10pm on Monday, October 23.
Dorset Police said two women entered the shop and it is reported a member of the staff believed one of the women shoplifted an item.
When they challenged the woman outside the shop, a second woman shouted racial abuse.
PC Susannah Justice, of Bournemouth police, said: “Dorset Police takes all reports of hate crime very seriously and we are conducting a number of enquiries to identify the woman responsible.
“I am now in a position to issue CCTV images of a woman I would like to identify as part of our investigation, and I would urge anyone who recognises her to please contact us.”
Anyone with information should contact Dorset Police via www.dorset.police.uk/contact or by calling 101, quoting incident number 55230170900. They can also contact Crimestoppers anonymously online via Crimestoppers-uk.org or on 0800 555 111.