Camerawoman charged after 'kicking' migrants

A camerawoman accused of kicking and tripping migrants last year has been charged with disorderly conduct.

Petra Laszlo was filmed appearing to kick a young man and a girl as crowds fled police near the country's southern border with Serbia last year.

The video footage of the incident - along with another clip showing a man carrying a child fall after Laszlo appears to trip hi - caused outrage after they spread online.

Hungarian prosecutors said: "While filming she kicked a young man in the shin with a swift kick of the sole of her right foot, and also kicked young girl around the knee with her right foot."

But they added there was no evidence the attack was racially motivated.

Another clip showed a father and son falling near Laszlo - but prosecutors found she did not make contact with them.

They said the father fell after losing his balance fleeing a policeman.

Syrian refugee, Osama Abdul Mohsen, carrying his youngest son Zaid. Credit: Reuters

The Hungarian was fired from her job at N1TV, a television station with nationalist sympathies, following the online furore.

Last year she told the Hungarian newspaper Magyar Nemzet she felt remorse over what had happened.

She said: "I am practically in shock from what I did, and what was done to me.

"I am not heartless (or) racist... I am a woman, a mother of small children, who has since lost her job, and who made a bad decision in panic."

Her prosecution comes as political tensions mount over Europe's migration crisis in the region as the country prepares to vote in a referendum on 2 October as to whether to accept EU migrant quotas.