A WOMAN is reported to have become racially abusive when challenged by shop staff after leaving without paying for an ice cream. 

Police say the incident happened Harnham Local store on Harnham Road at around 6.50pm on Monday, July 18.

A woman is reported to have entered the store and selected an ice cream before leaving without paying. When challenged by staff, she became racially abusive.

Officers have released a picture of a woman they want to speak to in connection with the incident. 

Anyone with information should call 101 and quote crime reference number 54220075481. Alternatively, call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.