21/10/2013 10:01 BST

London Underground Passenger Arrested For 'Racist Rant'


A Tube passenger who allegedly used vile racist language on board a Bakerloo line train has been arrested, police had confirmed.

Thr 52-year-old man from Watford has been arrested on suspicion of a racially aggravated public order offence, after a video emerged of the alleged incident.

He has been bailed, pending enquiries.


The video showed a man, identifying himself as ex-military, wandering around the Tube carriage, insulting passengers of various nationalities, including Japanese and Somali commuters.

"An investigation was launched after we were made aware of a YouTube clip of a man using racist language on board a Bakerloo line train," British Transport Police said in a statement.

Last year, the drunken antics of passenger Jacqueline Woodhouse who was jailed for 21 weeks after hurling racist abuse at fellow Tube travellers, made national headlines.

The 42-year-old former secretary launched an expletive-laden rant at passengers on the Central line, telling those seated near her: "I used to live in England and now I live in the United Nations."