Trial of alleged tram racist Emma West adjourned for fourth time
THE trial of alleged tram racist Emma West has been adjourned for the fourth time.
West, 35, of Grenville Road, in New Addington, was 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 son was posted on YouTube in November 2011.
The mother-of-two pleaded not guilty but the case has been beset with delays ever since.
Following a third adjournment in September the former dental receptionist had been due to stand trial at Croydon Crown Court last Wednesday (January 2).
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However, the case was rescheduled because an expert who needed to attend was not available. A new date has yet to be set.
West had been due to stand trial in June but the case was adjourned for further psychiatric reports. The case was moved to July, and then to September, for the same reason.
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.
Croydon Crown Court has previously heard that West had taken a double dose of medication at the time of the incident which is believed to have occurred on October 18, 2011.
West was also due to appear at Croydon Magistrates' Court on Monday charged with assaulting two police officers at her home on March 3, 2012.
She denies both charges and the trial has been rescheduled to occur on March 4.