A BLACK woman was the victim of racial abuse in the toilet of a Bournemouth town centre bar, police say.

Police have released a CCTV image of a woman they wish to speak to in connection with the incident, which happened at the Slug and Lettuce in Richmond Hill at 10.35pm on Saturday, August 3.

Officers investigating the incident say a group of black women were in the ladies when a row broke out involving another woman.

The woman made racially aggravated comments toward one of the group during the incident.

Sergeant Phil Hampton, of Bournemouth police, said: “As part of my investigation to establish the full circumstances of the incident I have carried out a number of enquiries, including CCTV trawls from the bar.

“I am releasing an image of a woman who I would like to speak to as she may have vital information to assist my investigation.

“I would ask anyone who knows who the woman pictured is to contact Dorset Police.”

Anyone with information is asked to contact Dorset Police via dorset.police.uk or by calling 101, quoting occurrence number 55190108711.