Police are appealing for information after a customer was reported to be racially abusive at a South Shields store.
The incident happened at 10.35am on Wednesday February 26, at the Post Office on Horsley Hill Square.
A man entered the store and allegedly racially abused a staff member. The incident continued outside the store and police are keen to speak to anyone who witnessed it.
An 18-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of public order causing harassment, alarm or distress. He has been bailed pending further enquiries.
Anyone with information is asked to contact police on 101, extension 69191, quoting log number 346 26/02/14, or the independent charity, Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.