Emma West, the suspected tram racist, has been granted bail.

The decision was reached at a Croydon Crown Court hearing behind closed doors this morning.

Miss West is charged with a racially-aggravated public order offence after a video showing a woman abusing passengers on a Croydon tram was posted online on November 27.

The 34-year-old, from New Addington, had initally been denied bail at Croydon Magistrates' Court on December 6 and faced the prospect of spending Christmas behind bars.

She is due to appear at Croydon Magistrates' Court on January 3 for a committal hearing.