A 34-year-old former dental receptionist, Emma West of New Addington, London, has been remanded in custody on a racial harassment charge after video uploaded to YouTube showing her allegedly abusing passengers aboard a tram while balancing a toddler on her knee appeared on the internet.
Following an appearance at Croydon Magistrates Court, West was kept in custody over fears of 'revenge attacks' after the video of her rant swept the internet.
Her arrest followed an appeal by the British Transport officers who asked the media to publicise the video to help identify her.
A British Transport Police spokesman said: 'This is in relation to an incident onboard a Croydon Tramlink.'
The video, posted on YouTube, shows a woman apparently hurling abuse at other passengers on the South London tram and making xenophobic insults. The footage appears to have been discreetly captured by a passenger as the tram travelled from Croydon to Wimbledon.
Comments By One Viewer Called The Specialscrew, Read: 'As A White British Male, I Feel Disgusted To Even Be Associated With This Woman By My Race And Nationality.'
RACIST RANT: THE HORRIFIC TRANSCRIPT
The transcript of her rant reads: 'What has this country come to? A load of black people and a load of ****ing Polish. A load of ****ing, yeah... you're all ****ing... do you know what I mean?
'You ain't English. No, you ain't English either. You ain't English. None of you's ****ing English. Get back to your own ****ing... do you know what sort out your own countries, don't come and do mine.
'It's nothing now. Britain is nothing now. Britain is **** all. My Britain is **** all.
'Yeah its fine. I have got a little kid here. Have respect? I have a little boy here. **** you. I dare you, I ****ing dare you.
'Don't watch my language. Go back to where you come from, go back to ****ing Nicaragua or where ever you come from. Just ****ing go back’.
'I work, I work, I work, this is my British country until we let you lot come over.
'So what. It is my British country, you ain't British. Are you British? You ain't ****ing British. **** off.
'You ain't British, you're black. Where do you come from?
'No, someone's got to talk up for these lot. Look the whole ****ing tram, look at them. Who is black and who is white.
'There is all black and ****ing burnt people.'
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