Video: Two groups fight on the train over allegations of ‘racism and sexism’
15 Aug 2018, 22:41
This is the moment a fight erupted on a train on the London Underground. The mass brawl on Sunday morning involved a group of white commuters and several Asian men, with both sides making allegations of racism and sexism. Trouble started when the Hammersmith and City line train was near Mile End station.
The video, which was taken at around 12:15am, showed a woman and man arguing. He was heard saying to someone: ‘Are you racist? What you just said is racist’. The woman later shouted to the man ‘don’t ever call me a f***ing s**g, ever’ before threatening to kill him, reports the Mirror.
When the train stopped at West Ham the two groups were fighting and the brawl later spilled out on to a platform believed to be at Plaistow Underground station An anonymous dental professional, 35, who recorded the video told Mail Online:
‘This behaviour was totally unacceptable and shameful, putting a few hundred people’s safety at risk and also distressing them. ‘I left the scene badly shaking. I literally was scared for my life as it seemed like I might get the next punch.’
A spokesman for the British Transport Police confirmed they had been called to Plaistow Underground station at 12.19am on Sunday after receiving a report there was a fight there. He added: ‘Officers attended and are making enquiries into the circumstances of this incident.
No arrest have been made yet. ‘It is believed that a fight broke between two groups of men and a woman at approximately 12.15am on board a District Line train. The fight then continued onto the platform. ‘It is not believed there were any serious injuries.’