Emma West, 34, Charged With Racial Harassment After Abusive Tram Rant

Huffington Post UK   First Posted: 29/11/11 12:55 Updated: 29/11/11 12:55

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Tram Rant Video Went Viral After Widespread Disgust At Abusive Subject

A woman has been charged with racial harassment after a video emerged in which she is allegedly shouting abuse aboard a Croydon-Wimbledon tram in South London.

Emma West, 34, of New Addington, Croydon, was charged with a racially-aggravated public order offence, after an appeal by the British Transport Police to find the person at the centre of the incident aboard the tram.

A video published on YouTube showed a woman with a toddler on her knee apparently shouting abuse at ethnic minority passengers.

British Transport Police said they responded after the video was brought to their attention.

West, who was arrested on Monday, remained in custody overnight and will appear before magistrates at Croydon crown court on Tuesday.