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Trans woman ‘scared to leave’ own home after brutal attack

Trans woman ‘scared to leave’ own home after brutal attack

A British trans woman is living in fear and says she is too scared to leave her own home after an attack on her property.

The unnamed woman, living in Cheshire, north west of England, was left traumatized when a piece of heavy exercise equipment was hurled through one of her windows on New Year’s Eve last year.

Alexander Stoll, 32, said he did not remember the incident but later admitted to smashing the window and pleaded guilty to criminal damage at Halton Magistrates Court yesterday (6 March).

In a statement read out in court, the unnamed victim said the accident had a very ‘severe and profound effect’ on her.

‘As a result I am frightened to leave my home,’ she said.

‘I have spiralled into deep depression. I feel like a prisoner in my own home.’

The victim added: ‘I just want to be able to live my life without worry or fear.’

Lionel Cope, prosecuting, said the defendant claimed the attack was over an alleged £90 ($150, €108) debt the victim had with his mother, This Is Cheshire reported.

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

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

Admitting to calling her by the transphobic term ‘tranny’, but said he was drunk and had no intention of hurting her.

Stoll admitted to knowing the meaning of a ‘hate crime’, and prosecutors said the offence was ‘aggravated’ by the victim being transgender.

The hearing was adjourned to a later date, and Stoll was bailed to live at his brother’s address and given a temporary restraining order.