Surrey Police are investigating after two workers at an Epsom car wash were racially abused last week.

The incident happened on Tuesday (October 22) at the hand car wash on Upper High Street, Epsom.

Police said that two men working at the site were "subjected to threats and racist abuse" after a black BMW pulled up at the car wash.

A spokesperson for Surrey Police offered further details of the incident.

"At approximately 12.09pm last Tuesday (22 October), a dark coloured BMW entered the open air public car park from the Upper High Street entrance and on passing the local hand car wash, stopped and entered into a racially aggravated verbal argument with two of the staff.

"The driver of the BMW then drove around the car park and returned to the car wash to continue making threats and allegedly got out and threatened staff with a knife," the spokesperson said.

Police provided a description of the man and his vehicle as they appealed to the public to help track down the suspect.

"The BMW driver was described as being a man in his 30s with short, black cropped hair and of a large athletic build with tattoos on his neck and hands.

"The car is believed to be a dark coloured BMW 1 Series hatchback or similar," police said.

Anyone in or near the car park who might have information to help police investigate the incident are asked to call 101 or report online ( quoting reference number PR/45190112192 with any information you may have.

If you’d prefer not to speak to police, you can give information, 100 per cent anonymously, to the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111 or through their anonymous online form (

Police said that "hate crime will not be tolerated in Surrey" and pointed any victims of racial abuse towards police resources that can help them report the problem: "Either by calling 101 (999 in an emergency), calling the Stop Hate UK helpline on 0800 138 1625 or downloading the Surrey Stop Hate UK app on the Apple and Google app stores."