UPDATE Croydon tram ‘racist rant’: Woman appears in court

13:15 29 November 2011

A 34-year-old has been remanded in custody after a video apparently showing a female commuter racially abusing fellow passengers on a busy Croydon tram appeared online.

The footage posted on website YouTube was apparently filmed on the Croydon to Wimbledon Tramlink route, and was viewed by thousands of people after appearing online on Sunday.

It shows a woman with a toddler sitting on her lap shouting at fellow passengers.

Emma West, of New Addington, appeared at Croydon Magistrates’ Court this morning charged with a racially aggravated public order offence.

A British Transport Police spokesman: “She has been remanded in custody for a week and psychiatric reports will be completed in due course. She is due to appear again on Tuesday, December 6.”

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