Three transgender women who kicked and stamped on a teenager after he told them they weren’t women have been spared jail.
Tamzin Lush, 29, along with Tylah-Jo Bryan and Amarnih Lewis-Daniel, both 24, attacked the victim, named only as Al Shaheeb, after he told them they needed female genitalia to be women near Leicester Square Tube station in London.
Lush drop-kicked the victim to the ground before the trio, who had been drinking nearby, continued striking him shortly after 2am on June 24, 2018.
Mother-of-four Hannah Bryan, 24, tried to break them up but started trying to kick Al Shaheeb too, jurors at the Inner London Crown Court were told
The victim had racially abused Hannah Bryan, calling her a ‘black c**t’, and refused to cooperate with police or give them a statement after the attack, prosecutor Jacinta Stringer said.
Ms Stringer added: ‘He was 19 and described as Arabian. The young man came across these defendants outside Leicester Square Tube station.
‘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 fanny to be a woman.’
‘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 teenager was taken to hospital with severe abrasions and a black eye.
The trio all pleaded guilty to violent disorder and were sentenced to a six-month night-time curfew, while Hannah Bryan admitted the lesser offence of causing fear or provocation of violence and was given a conditional discharge for two years.
Lewis-Daniel was also handed 20 days’ mandatory rehabilitation including anger management therapy.
Tylah-Jo Bryan was also given a 12-month community service order.
Judge Nigel Seed told 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 too far in your reactions, but of course transphobic issues are particularly sensitive.
Mr Justice Seed continued: ‘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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