AN OFF licence worker was ‘racially abused’ by a woman who she believed was shoplifting. 

Two women went into the Nisa store in Stanpit Road, Christchurch, where a staff member thought they were stealing an item. 

When one of the women was challenged outside, police say a second woman hurled racist abuse at the shop worker. 

Police are now investigating the incident, which happened at around 5pm on Monday, October 23, and have released images of a woman they would like to speak to. 

Police constable 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 is asked to contact Dorset Police at or by calling 101, quoting occurrence number 55230170900.  

Alternatively, independent charity Crimestoppers can be contacted anonymously online at or by calling Freephone 0800 555 111.