Tu ne cede malis, sed contra audentior ito

Thursday, 6 September 2012

Justice delayed is justice denied

Emma West trial adjourned for third time

September 4, 2012

THE trial of alleged tram 'racist' Emma West has been adjourned for the third time.

West, 28, of New Addington, Croydon, 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.

​Emma West denies two racially aggravated public order offences.

The mother of two pleaded not guilty and had been due to face trial at Croydon Crown Court tomorrow (Wednesday).

However, the case has been adjourned for the third time after the Crown Prosecution Service asked for further reports to be compiled.

A new date for the trial has yet to be fixed.

West had been due to stand trial in June but the case was adjourned for further psychiatric reports. The case was moved to July but delayed again 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 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.

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