TWO females have been arrested following an alleged incident inside a Kendal shopping centre.

Police said two 15-year-old girls were in Topshop, in the Westmorland Shopping Centre, when a mother and daughter purposefully barged into them.

The parties were separated but shortly after a verbal exchange continued outside and spilled onto Stricklandgate, said police.

The two women, aged 45 and 15, have been released on bail and police are now appealing for witnesses to the incident, said to have taken place on April 6 at 2.30pm.

Anyone with information should contact PC Everett on 101 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.