Cosmetics firm Lush has launched an investigation following a recent cyber security incident. 

Lush has alerted authorities and is working to secure its systems.

Headquartered in Poole, the popular firm is working to limit the attack on its operations. 

A spokesperson said: "Lush UK&I is currently responding to a cyber security incident and working with external IT forensic specialists to undertake a comprehensive investigation.

"The investigation is at an early stage but we have taken immediate steps to secure and screen all systems in order to contain the incident and limit the impact on our operations.

"We take cyber security exceptionally seriously and have informed relevant authorities."

In 2011, the group said its website was targeted by hackers.

The BBC reported at the time that customers had been urged to contact their banks.