Woman Arrested, Charged Over A Racist Attack On A Melbourne Train

A woman who allegedly hurled racial abuse before bashing the head of another woman and forcing her off a Melbourne train carriage has been arrested and charged over the incident.

The 31-year old accused from Faulkner in Melbourne’s north has also been linked to a string of other assaults that occurred in the lead up to this particular incident.
The woman is accused of approaching the victim – a 26 year-old Muslim woman – racially abusing her, before grabbing her by the hair and neck and forcing her head into the side of the train carriage as the train approached Batman Station on the Upfield train line. She then forced the woman out of the train and onto the station platform.
The accused faced an out-of-hours court session at Melbourne Magistrates Court last night charged with intent to cause injury, unlawful assault, and using insulting words in a public place. She was remanded in custody to appear again in court today.
Detective Senior Constable Michael Potter of the Victoria Police stated the assault has “a massive effect on the victim,” and that “it’s totally unacceptable.”
Unlike the publicised incident, the other assaults are not known to have been racially motivated in nature.
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via 9News and ABC News.