Police are appealing for witnesses after an incident in which a woman and her friend, were subjected to homophobic abuse.
Two women were at the till of a store in The Centre, Greenstead, Colchester, at around 6pm on Saturday, July 1, when a man became impatient and verbally aggressive towards them.
The two women left the store and while crossing the car park, a man was reported to have sped around a corner and revved his engine. The car then headed towards them, forcing them to jump out of its way.
A short while later they reported that the same man was walking up and down the path outside the victim’s flat, talking on a mobile phone.
Following the incident, the victim was distressed but physically uninjured.
Officers believe there were a number of people in the store at the time of the incident.
Anyone with information is asked to contact Pc Jon Hardy at Colchester Local Policing Team on 101, or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.