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  • 22 April 2013, 15:13

Tube Woman's 'Racist' Rant Caught On Camera

A YouTube clip which appears to show a woman hurling racial abuse at a man on a Tube train is being investigated by police.

A fellow passenger filmed the foul-mouthed tirade, which is believed to have happened on an eastbound District Line train as it passed through Stepney Green and Mile End stations.

The woman can be heard shouting and swearing at the man throughout the three-minute clip.

At one point she gets up from her seat and makes obscene gestures towards him.

Detective Constable Lawrence Murphy, of British Transport Police, said: "We have isolated images of a woman we believe may be able to help us with our investigation.

"At this stage, we urge anyone who witnessed this incident, or who recognises the woman, to get in touch and help us build up a full picture of exactly what took place.

"We treat all allegations of racism very seriously and urge anyone with information about this incident to contact us."

British Transport Police were alerted to the video when it was uploaded to the internet earlier this month.

However, detectives have been since been shown another version of the clip that was first shared in November 2010.

The investigation comes almost a year after Jacqueline Woodhouse, from Romford, Essex, was jailed for ranting at passengers on a Central Line train.

She pleaded guilty to racially aggravated assault and was sentenced to 21 weeks in prison.

:: Anyone with information should contact British Transport Police on 0800 40 50 40. Alternatively, callCrimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.