A WOMAN was racially abused as she shopped in Sainsbury's.

Police have issued CCTV of a woman wanted in connection with the incident, which happened in the store in Active Way, Burnley.

Officers, who have only today issued a witness appeal, said the incident happened at around 1pm on January 23.

Police said the victim was approached by a woman at the checkout and was subjected to racist and offensive remarks.

PC Estelle James said: “The victim has been left extremely shaken and upset up by this incident.

“We’re working to identify the woman in the pictures. If you recognise her, or witnessed the incident, please come forward.”

She is described as white, of a slim build, in her late 20s.

She has dark blonde hair which was tied in a ponytail and was wearing a dark coloured jacket with a burgundy coloured fur trimmed hood.

Anyone with information can email 3510@lancashire.pnn.police.uk or call 101 quoting log number 1062 of 23rd January.

Alternatively, independent charity Crimestoppers can be reached anonymously on 0800 555111 or online at crimestoppers-uk.org.

UPDATE: A police spokesman said: "Following our appeal this morning in relation to a woman being racially abused in Sainsbury’s, we have received information as to the identity of the woman we wanted to speak to.

"Thank you to everyone who helped with the appeal."