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'You guys used to be slaves': Police investigate 'racist' video filmed on London Tube

A woman has now come forward to speak to police about the incident.

Updated 3.30pm

BRITISH TRANSPORT POLICE have said a woman has come forward after a video which appeared to show a racist altercation on a London Tube was uploaded online.

The video, uploaded in March 2014,  starts in the middle of an argument between a woman and a black man but it appears she has told him to move away from her and he then accused her of being racist.

She can he heard saying: “You called me a racist, I’m not racist. That is why people have a problem with you guys. I have black friends, I’m not racist.”

The woman goes on to tell the man, who is sitting across from her:

If you acted like a human being then I wouldn’t have a problem with that. You have a problem because you guys used to be slaves.

What started as a dispute between two people then blows up as other passengers in the carriage, outraged by the woman’s comments, chime in.

One woman tells her to “shut up” and another adds “you can’t say that”.

The man in the red blazer shouts “you just called me a slave” at her five times before walking out of shot, returning to his seat a few minutes later to continue the argument.

As the woman moves to exit the train, she tells the man he is a “piece of s***” and she is “fed up with you guys”.

A British Transport Police spokesperson confirmed earlier today that they were made aware of a video posted online “which appears to show an altercation onboard a London Underground Jubilee line train”.

Officers are analysing the video appealed for witnesses and the person who recorded the video to come forward.

In an update this afternoon, a spokesperson said a woman from Essex came forward this afternoon and will be interviewed in due course.

“ Officers are still appealing for the person who recorded the video, and all those involved in the altercation, to come forward.”

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