– Police are searching for a woman after a racial attack on two Indian women in Melbourne’s CBD.
The woman in her 30s threatened the two women in their 20s and slapped one across the face after they got off a bus at the corner of Queen and Collins Streets.
The incident began when the two victims got on the Bay Street bus in Port Melbourne at 12:30 pm on December 12th.
One of the victims accidentally bumped her bag into her would-be attacker.
She turned to apologise but the woman launched into a racist verbal attack.
After continued abuse the victims left the bus but were followed by the angry woman and a friend.
The attacker slapped one woman across the face and slapped a phone from the other victim who was trying to call police. The phone was smashed on the ground and the attacker warned them not to call police before fleeing in a taxi.
Police are searching for any witnesses to the incident.
The offender is described as about 160 cm tall, short spiky blonde hair and solid build.
She was wearing three-quarter length blue pants and a black short sleeve shirt with Burberry written on the front.
Another woman with the offender was described as being aged in her 30s, Caucasian, about 162 cm tall and thin with blonde medium-length hair tied in a ponytail.
She was wearing a white collarless shirt and a black skirt below knee- length.
The latest attack comes after an internet video went viral showing a French woman on a bus to Frankston being attacked by racist passengers.
That woman was sitting at the back of the bus and started singing in French before the passengers turned on her.
The incident was largely condemned and Transit and Public Safety Command detectives are investigating two men and a woman who made the verbal threats and racist taunts – Alex White