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Woman accused of race rant bailed

  • 13 December 2011
  • From the section London
Emma West on the tram
Image caption Emma West was arrested after footage was posted on YouTube

A woman accused of racially abusing passengers on a tram in London has been released on bail.

Emma West, 34, of New Addington, was charged with a racially aggravated public order offence after footage of the alleged incident was put online.

On Tuesday, Croydon Magistrates' Court released the defendant on bail until 3 January. She has not entered a plea.

At a previous court appearance last week, Ms West was remanded in custody to protect her safety.

Ms West was arrested after footage, filmed on a Croydon-to-Wimbledon tram, was posted on YouTube. It has been viewed more than 11 million times.

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