A group of transgender women walked free from court after they reportedly stamped on a 19-year-old boy.
Amarnih Lewis-Daniel, 24, Tylah Jo Bryan, 24, and Tamsin Lush, 29, drop-kicked and stamped on 19-year-old Al Shaheeb after he said that they needed female genitals to be women.
24-year-old Hannah Bryan, a friend of the trans women, then joined in as they kicked the teen outside a Tube station.
Prosecutor Jacinta Stringer said the teen did not give a victim statement or cooperate after the incident.
She said that he had racially abused Bryan and called her a ‘black c***’ during the attack.
“He was 19 and described as Arabian. The young man came across these defendants outside Leicester Square Tube station,” Ms. Stringer said.
“Hannah Bryan, when she was interviewed described that there had been a conversation with this young man where he had turned around and said ‘you’re not a woman – you need a f**** to be a woman’,” she continued.
“That of course started an altercation. Tamsin Lush drop-kicked the male that had made that comment and he went to the ground.
“The young man was on the floor and these defendants stamped and kicked him whilst he was on the floor. Hannah Bryan came at a later stage and tried to pull them off, but was also seen trying to kick the male.”
The teen was rushed to a hospital after he was left with a black eye and serious injuries.
Judge Nigel Seed said to the gang: “I accept that had it not been for the alleged victim in this case there probably wouldn’t have been an incident.
“The four of you then were subjected to extremely offensive transphobic and racial abuse. Had it not been for that there would have been no violent disorder.
“However that does not excuse what you did, you went far to far in your reactions, but of course transphobic issues are particularly sensitive.”
The judge added: “It is a sign that the so-called victim realised how wrong he was by refusing to cooperate and not make any statement.
“I do not in any way your condone behaviour but I accept that what happened to you at the beginning of the incident was entirely wrong and people like you should not be subject to that abuse in the public domain or anywhere.”
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