Maori teen victim of racist abuse on Perth bus

(7 News)
(7 News)

A young Kiwi woman has allegedly been targeted by a man on a bus in Western Australia, with the violent aftermath caught on camera.

The incident occurred on the 555 bus to the south Perth suburb of Rockingham on Friday.

The 18-year-old victim said the man threatened her because she was Māori, and later hurled racial slurs that prompted a scuffle between him and a 17-year-old acquaintance.

Earlier the man is alleged to have sat near her and her friends - who were all between the ages of 16 and 18 - and tried to sell them cocaine, before admitting he was high on the Class A drug himself.

Footage shows the moment another fight broke out between the man and a second passenger, not long after the initial scuffle.

The fracas prompted the driver to stop the bus and ring police, who arrived at the scene after about five to 10 minutes, according to the woman.

During that time, the man is said to have stood at the front of the bus and abused a number of passengers.

7 News reports police escorted the man off the bus but did not arrest him.