Tuesday, December 6, 2011

Emma West Pleads Not Quilty after court views video of Tram racist rant - 6th Dec 2011

A woman accused of launching a vile racist rant on a tram broke down in tears in court as she viewed the video footage that became an internet hit, and then pleaded not guilty.

Emma West, 34, appeared at Croydon Magistrates’ Court charged with a racially aggravated public order offence.

She bowed her head and sobbed as the three magistrates watched the footage, which has now been seen more than 11 million times online.

After the foul-mouthed video was played to the packed court, the court clerk asked West, of New Addington, how she wanted to plead.

'Not guilty,' she said.

Wearing a blue blouse and a black cardigan, she wiped tears from her face during the hearing. Read More