A Muslim woman has said she was spat at and labelled a terrorist on a London bus.
To make matters worse, Irqa Mohamed, 20, said that other people on the number 43 in Islington smiled and laughed when it happened.
She was with a friend when the abuse started and when she got off the bus, Irqa moved. But she claims he followed her.
She said that she suffered abuse until her friend got on the bus and confronted him at around 5.30pm on Sunday evening.
Irqa told the Evening Standard: ‘He moved seats and then called me a racist and a terrorist.
‘He started to go crazy. He said people like me were coming into this country and taking all the jobs.’
She added: ‘I do think it’s sad no one spoke up for me. The bus was full at one point and you could tell no one wanted anything to deal with him.
‘A couple of young black boys ran upstairs crying when it was happening.’
TranSports for London’s Steve Burton said: ‘We do not tolerate racist behaviour of any kind on our bus network and we will work with the police to investigate this incident.
‘Crime on London’s tranSports network has fallen for the last nine years to an all-time low and we continue to work hard to ensure that all of our customers are able to travel with confidence.’