A WOMAN was allegedly racially harassed by two women outside a store.

Essex Police have launched a probe following the report of racial harassment at the Mayflower Retail Park in Basildon.

The woman, aged in her 30s, was subject to the alleged harassment by two other women as she left a store.

The incident happened at 1.10pm on Friday August 7.

A spokesman for Essex Police said: "The first was described as in her 50s, with blonde hair tied back and glasses.

"The second was described in her late teens early 20s, black hair pulled back and slim.

"Both women left in a grey Citroen.

"We believe a man and a woman both witnessed the event and spoke to the victim after encouraging her to report the incident to us and would ask them to please call us on 101.

"If anyone else saw what happened to please call us or report it online quoting crime reference 42/122296/20."