Transgender victim 'scared to leave own home'

Warrington Guardian: Halton Magistrates Court Halton Magistrates Court

A TRANSGENDER victim says she is scared to leave her own home after a window was deliberately smashed.

Halton Magistrates Court heard on Thursday how Alexander Stoll, aged 32, from Latchford, carried out the criminal damage.

In a statement read out in court, the victim said the incident had a ‘severe and profound affect’ on her.

She said: “It has left me traumatised.

“As a result I am frightened to leave my home.

“I have spiralled into a deep depression.

“I feel like a prisoner in my own home.”

Stoll, who is known to the victim, hurled a weight from exercise equipment he owned through her kitchen window on New Year’s Eve last year.

Lionel Cope, prosecuting, says the defendant claimed the attack was over money the victim owed to his mum.

The court heard Stoll was ‘unpredictable’ when drinking and had been seen to ‘headbutt walls’ in his own home.

Mr Cope said eggs and stones have previously been thrown at the victim’s windows ‘because of her lifestyle’.

The court heard the victim had a transgender operation to change from man to woman.

In the statement, she added: “I just want to be able to live my life without worry or fear.”

During a police interview Stoll said he could not remember the incident, but then admitted smashing the window over the alleged £90 debt.

He confirmed calling the victim a ‘tranny’ but said he was drunk and had no intention of hurting her.

When police asked if he knew what a hate crime was, he said yes, the court heard.

Stoll pleaded guilty to criminal damage.

Prosecutors said the offence was ‘aggravated’ by the victim being transgender.

The hearing was adjourned for sentence to be passed at a later date.

Stoll was bailed to live at his brother’s address in Brighton Street, Whitecross.

Judge Bridget Knight banned him from entering Latchford while the case continues.

She warned Stoll he faces prison if he ignores the court order.

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1:35pm Fri 7 Mar 14

GRUMPY PARENT says...

How can you be a transgender victim?
How can you be a transgender victim? GRUMPY PARENT
  • Score: -14

4:49pm Fri 7 Mar 14

muckerman says...

The headline suggests the attack was about transgender, but it seems it was about a drunken p**s head and some owed money.
The headline suggests the attack was about transgender, but it seems it was about a drunken p**s head and some owed money. muckerman
  • Score: 6

7:45pm Fri 7 Mar 14

old-codger says...

GRUMPY PARENT wrote:
How can you be a transgender victim?
She was a victim, Transgender has not got much to do with it but the headlines WG used sells newspapers at £1 a copy.
[quote][p][bold]GRUMPY PARENT[/bold] wrote: How can you be a transgender victim?[/p][/quote]She was a victim, Transgender has not got much to do with it but the headlines WG used sells newspapers at £1 a copy. old-codger
  • Score: 9

8:24pm Fri 7 Mar 14

GRUMPY PARENT says...

old-codger wrote:
GRUMPY PARENT wrote:
How can you be a transgender victim?
She was a victim, Transgender has not got much to do with it but the headlines WG used sells newspapers at £1 a copy.
Thanks codger but I don't think the thumbs down people got the meaning of my comment. It would be like saying a black victim, chinese victim, white victim or pink victim. It was the way it was worded I was having a punt at but if they didn't get it so be it.
Still Grumpy
[quote][p][bold]old-codger[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]GRUMPY PARENT[/bold] wrote: How can you be a transgender victim?[/p][/quote]She was a victim, Transgender has not got much to do with it but the headlines WG used sells newspapers at £1 a copy.[/p][/quote]Thanks codger but I don't think the thumbs down people got the meaning of my comment. It would be like saying a black victim, chinese victim, white victim or pink victim. It was the way it was worded I was having a punt at but if they didn't get it so be it. Still Grumpy GRUMPY PARENT
  • Score: -2

10:04pm Fri 7 Mar 14

local man says...

GRUMPY PARENT wrote:
How can you be a transgender victim?
You could be if someone got hold of you and cut your goolies off. :)
[quote][p][bold]GRUMPY PARENT[/bold] wrote: How can you be a transgender victim?[/p][/quote]You could be if someone got hold of you and cut your goolies off. :) local man
  • Score: -1

9:15pm Sat 8 Mar 14

old-codger says...

GRUMPY PARENT wrote:
old-codger wrote:
GRUMPY PARENT wrote:
How can you be a transgender victim?
She was a victim, Transgender has not got much to do with it but the headlines WG used sells newspapers at £1 a copy.
Thanks codger but I don't think the thumbs down people got the meaning of my comment. It would be like saying a black victim, chinese victim, white victim or pink victim. It was the way it was worded I was having a punt at but if they didn't get it so be it.
Still Grumpy
I don't know where the thumbs down came from Grumpy but I got your meaning straight away. WG need to wise up.
[quote][p][bold]GRUMPY PARENT[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]old-codger[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]GRUMPY PARENT[/bold] wrote: How can you be a transgender victim?[/p][/quote]She was a victim, Transgender has not got much to do with it but the headlines WG used sells newspapers at £1 a copy.[/p][/quote]Thanks codger but I don't think the thumbs down people got the meaning of my comment. It would be like saying a black victim, chinese victim, white victim or pink victim. It was the way it was worded I was having a punt at but if they didn't get it so be it. Still Grumpy[/p][/quote]I don't know where the thumbs down came from Grumpy but I got your meaning straight away. WG need to wise up. old-codger
  • Score: 3

9:17pm Sat 8 Mar 14

old-codger says...

local man wrote:
GRUMPY PARENT wrote:
How can you be a transgender victim?
You could be if someone got hold of you and cut your goolies off. :)
Ohh, You are awful, But I like you.........:):):)
[quote][p][bold]local man[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]GRUMPY PARENT[/bold] wrote: How can you be a transgender victim?[/p][/quote]You could be if someone got hold of you and cut your goolies off. :)[/p][/quote]Ohh, You are awful, But I like you.........:):):) old-codger
  • Score: -1

10:07am Mon 10 Mar 14

MuirDH says...

As a transgender male who currently lives in Widnes, I know how this woman feels. Halton and Warrington are considered to be very accepting of LGBT people, but sadly not everyone who lives in the areas agree with the councils.

The crimes against this woman were of a transphobic nature based on the fact that the criminal used a transphobic slur towards her. Might I add that this slur is often the last word transgender people hear before they are assaulted, raped or even murdered.

If the woman mentioned in this article is reading this, or indeed, if any transgender people living in Halton and the surrounding areas are reading this, please know that you are not alone. :)
As a transgender male who currently lives in Widnes, I know how this woman feels. Halton and Warrington are considered to be very accepting of LGBT people, but sadly not everyone who lives in the areas agree with the councils. The crimes against this woman were of a transphobic nature based on the fact that the criminal used a transphobic slur towards her. Might I add that this slur is often the last word transgender people hear before they are assaulted, raped or even murdered. If the woman mentioned in this article is reading this, or indeed, if any transgender people living in Halton and the surrounding areas are reading this, please know that you are not alone. :) MuirDH
  • Score: 3

6:47pm Mon 10 Mar 14

my point says...

Ive just got 1 thing to say.. "Most of you will have children, grandchildren and Great Grandchildren yet to grow up!!!!!
Ive just got 1 thing to say.. "Most of you will have children, grandchildren and Great Grandchildren yet to grow up!!!!! my point
  • Score: -1

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