Police are investigating after a video circulating on social media shows a woman being dragged out of a dessert parlour by her feet.

The footage, seen by the Lancashire Telegraph was widely circulating on social media platforms such as Snapchat and Facebook on Tuesday and shows what appears to be an elderly woman being shoved in the back by a member of staff from Afters Dessert Parlour in Morecambe, before she falls to the floor and is then dragged out of the venue by her feet.

It is not known what happened in the moments preceding the incident but police say they are looking into the matter.

A spokesperson for the police said: "We are aware of a video circulating on social media showing an incident at an eating establishment in Morecambe where a female is seen to be removed from the premises.

"Neighbourhood officers are looking into the matter and will take the appropriate action when the full circumstances are known."

If anyone witnessed what occurred, please can they ring 101 quoting log number 0517 of June 9.