Police are investigating claims that a young woman was racially abused on a Metrolink tram.
Footage of the incident shows an older woman making racist remarks towards Tayah Aubrey Grant, who filmed the incident.
The woman in question can be heard shouting ‘do you know anyone that’s black and runs the country? I don’t think so mate’.
Tayah Aubrey Grant says she was also called a ‘black b******’ during the incident on Tuesday evening.
She said the footage is from Tuesday when she had been travelling on the Bury line between Whitefield and Piccadilly Gardens. Tayah said:
The video, taken by Tayah, shows the woman being physically restrained by a man in the seat next to her.
One woman can be heard saying ‘that’s disgusting’, in response to some of the comments.
Tayah told the woman that she saw herself as being both black and white, because of her mixed heritage, which appeared to agitate her more.
She responded: “How can you be black and white? Make your f****** mind up, mate.”
Tayah said she was left feeling angry and upset by the incident but understands it was just one person making the comments.
A spokesman for Greater Manchester Police confirmed they were investigating the allegations, and the footage has been headed to them.