Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

Police Hunt Man after Racist Rant

Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

Police Hunt Man after Racist Rant

Article excerpt

FOOTAGE that shows a man unleashing a racist rant against a tram passenger is being investigated by police.

GMP confirmed it was looking into the incident, which happened on the airport line in south Manchester on Friday night.

In the video - recorded by another passenger - a middle-aged man, drinking a can of strong cider, can be seen hurling abuse at others on board, at one point shouting into the crowded carriage: "What the f*** are you doing here?" He is asked repeatedly to be quiet - but it isn't until another young man stands up to him that he begins to back down, holding his hand up and apologising.

When the tram stopped at St Werburgh's Road, the man - who had been getting off anyway - was reportedly removed by the younger man.

Police investigating say they would like to speak to both men involved and are urging any witnesses to get in touch. …

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