Paris Bregazzi

Paris Bregazzi
Photo: Central News via The Sun

Paris Valeta Bregazzi, a violent male who identifies as a trans woman, was convicted at the Old Bailey in London of one count of doing an unlawful act on a railway with intent to endanger a person in November 2017.

The Sun reports that Bregazzi, 30, barged off-duty police officer Sam Chegwin onto the tracks at Hanger Lane Station in Ealing, west London, at 5.15am on July 17, 2017 after he told Bregazzzi to “calm down” on hearing the defendant berating bystanders. PC Chegwin received minor injuries to his head after landing inches away from the live line.

Bregazzi’s barrister told the court the defendant is “one surgery away from fully transitioning to a woman” and their mental health issues had been “exacerbated” by being transgender. 

The court also heard Bregazzi had an “appalling” record of attacks on public transport, including attacks on staff and commuters at Highgate Station, East Finchley Station and Kings Cross Station. The defendant apparently has 40 previous convictions for assault, harassment and shoplifting dating back to 2007. In 2016, Bregazzi was convicted in of theft, causing criminal damage and breaching a restraining order (taken out by Bregazzi’s own mother).

Sentencing was deferred until the week of February 19, 2018 after the judge told the court he was ‘concerned’ Bregazzi had been held in custody ‘in very difficult circumstances’ (ie held in a male jail since arrest as the defendant presumably does not have a gender recognition certificate).

Bregazzi must also must attend probation appointments, drug misuse appointments, engage with medical services and live at home while on bail. 

See also Senthooran Kanagasingham, another male who identifies as a trans woman, who pushed David/Sonia Burgess onto train tracks at King’s Cross in 2010 and was jailed for life after admitted manslaughter on grounds of diminished responsibility.

Other trans-identified males who have been convicted of violent/sexual offences on public transport can be found on this tag.

**Update February 2018**

Paris Bregazzi
Photo: PA via The Sun

Bregazzi escaped prison yet again when the six month jail sentence imposed was suspended for two years. The court heard Bregazzi has 39 convictions for 62 offences, mainly for theft and violence, and was fined in May 2017 for racially aggravated harassment. Bregazzi’s lawyer conceded the offence passed the custody mark but argued for a community order as the defendant ‘had stayed out of trouble since’ and was ‘more stable now’ after being ‘full of anger and at the same time sadness’ regarding parental estrangement and was ‘desperate’ to finish transitioning.

Recorder Jeremy Dein QC said: “The fact is that [the police officer] could have been killed by the fall and hitting his head, electrocuted, hit by an oncoming train or by a combination of those circumstances.

“Mr Chegwin is extremely fortunate that he wasn’t seriously injured or killed.

“And so are you, because you might well be here now, or certainly have been, at court facing far more serious charges.

Bregazzi, of Highgate, north London, was also handed a rehabilitation order of up to 20 days.

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The BBC reported Bregazzi’s sentencing as ‘Woman spared jail after pushing man on Tube track’.

**Update April 2018**

Bregazzi was finally jailed in April 2018 after being convicted of assaulting another police officer, criminal damage and other violent/intimidatory behaviour against multiple people shortly after after being handed a suspended sentence for pushing PC Chegwin onto train tracks. The BBC reports Bregazzi as having 64 previous convictions.

The court heard that on 5 March 2018, Bregazzi smashed property after acting “aggressively” towards two elderly women at a bus stop and throwing wheelie bins in the street then kneeing PC Florina Russ in the chest. Then five days later while on bail, Bregazzi sprayed perfume at a Waterloo security guard and damaged a cell at Brixton police station.

The judge activated Bregazzi’s six month suspended sentence and added four more months in prison for the assaults. Charges for possession of aclass A drug (crystal meth) – found in Bregazzi’s bra – were not brought.

The defendant was also given eight weeks for criminal damage to run concurrently and is expected to serve the sentence at HMP Belmarsh, a category A men’s prison.

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