Ultimately, no. I saw red and snapped. But this was after the woman in question had verbally abused both myself and the bus driver including making threats to me and racial abuse. I was walking away and she made one final comment and I just snapped.
Thank you. I am concerned that she may report this against me. In the event that this happens, if I have not voluntarily spoken to the police about the incident, is this likely to work against me if she tries to bring charges? As I said, I have no criminal record and am extremely unhappy about what happened, I have never reacted in this way before, and I want to ensure I have taken the best course of action, not only to protect myself but to prosecute the woman in question.