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 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.

Media reports

The Sun https://www.thesun.co.uk/news/5009904/transgender-woman-shoved-police-officer-onto-train-tracks-after-he-asked-her-to-stop-abusing-other-commuters/ archive

Mumsnet https://www.mumsnet.com/Talk/womens_rights/3098220-Violent-male-granted-bail-because-judge-feels-sorry-for-her

Ham & High http://www.hamhigh.co.uk/news/crime-court/highgate-shopper-picks-out-designer-dress-to-steal-after-trying-on-clothes-at-exclusive-boutique-1-4424512 archive

Daily Mail http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-5120999/Transgender-woman-shoved-officer-railway-tracks.html

Gender Identity Watch https://genderidentitywatch.com/2017/11/29/paris-valeta-bregazzi-uk/