Aidan Wiltshire

Aidan Wiltshire
Photo: John McLellan via The Telegraph

Aidan / Anne Wiltshire, a violent male who identifies as a trans woman, was convicted of stalking two women at Chelmsford Crown Court in March 2017.

The judge imposed an 18 month supervision order and said it was “ironic” that because Wiltshire was unfit to plead, the court could not impose any restraining order.

At the time of the offences, perpetrated between 2013 and 2015, Wiltshire was reportedly “living as a woman and calling himself Anne.” He was referred to by the judge as “transgendered”, though presented in court as stereotypically male and was referred to with male pronouns by judge, prosecution and defence counsel. 

Wiltshire deluged the women with endless phone calls, letters and some direct contact and he refused to be warned off, despite a police harassment order issued on 23 October 2013.

One of Wiltshire’s victims reported receiving three or four letters a week from him and that her mobile phone ‘became toxic’. Wiltshire’s behaviour was ‘intolerable and persistent’ and she felt ‘hounded’ and was apprehensive about attending church.

Wiltshire’s other victim said she felt ‘overwhelmed’ by Wiltshire’s calls and letters. “I felt besieged by her. She was (metaphorically) everywhere I went – on the end of the phone, in voicemails. I felt very vulnerable, she was unpredictable.”

Wiltshire, 73, was given permission to attend court with his cat and was permitted to remain sitting when the jury returned their verdict.

Media reports: 

Daily Mirror http://www.mirror.co.uk/news/uk-news/transgender-pensioner-cat-dock-hes-10047821

Daily Telegraph http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2017/03/17/judge-pensioner-take-cat-dock-calm-nerves-stalking-trial-starts/

Daily Mail http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-4323302/Pensioner-takes-cat-court-comfort.html