Police have given a warning to a woman accused of transphobic abuse.

A transsexual, who has asked to be named only as Maddie, claims she has suffered a barrage of abuse at the hands of the woman.

Police have confirmed they have now investigated one particular incident and taken action.

An Essex Police spokesman said: “Following an incident on April 22 in Halstead police have investigated it as a hate crime and a woman has received a warning.”