Man charged with racially abusing Muslim woman on the Metro

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This is an update in relation to a racist incident on the Metro.

Ruhi Rahmani said she was subjected to threatening and racist comments while on the train between Newcastle and Whitley Bay on 21 November.

Andrew Thompson, 26, of Priors Terrace, in Tynemouth, has been charged with racially/religiously aggravated fear of violence words/writing.

He is due to appear at Magistrates' Court on December 16.