Trial of alleged YouTube tram racist Emma West moved to September
THE trial of alleged tram racist Emma West has been moved to September.
West, 34, of Grenville Road, New Addington, is charged with two racially aggravated public order offences after a video, which apparently shows her abusing black, Asian and Polish tram passengers while holding her four-year-old son, was posted on YouTube.
The mother-of-two pleaded not guilty and had been due to face trial at Croydon Crown Court tomorrow (Tuesday).
However, an application to adjourn the case was granted in court last Friday (July 13). As a result the trial has been rescheduled to September 5.
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It is the second time West's trial has been put back in recent months. She had been due to stand trial in June but the case was adjourned for further psychiatric reports.
The Advertiser understands the latest adjournment was granted for further medical reports to be submitted.
The YouTube video, called My Tram Experience and filmed on a tram travelling between Croydon and Wimbledon, was watched by more than 11 million people after it was uploaded on November 27 last year.
Croydon Crown Court has previously heard that West, a former dental receptionist, had taken a double dose of her medication at the time of the incident, which is believed to have occurred on October 18 last year.