Norman McKeown

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Norman McKeown, a violent male transvestite, was convicted of three counts of common assault at Belfast Magistrates’ Court in August 2018. McKeown was imprisoned for three months and ordered to serve a further four months of a previously suspended sentence imposed in 2017 (also for a violent assault).

McKeown, 54, while being treated in hospital, was reportedly roused from an alcohol-induced stupor by a doctor who feared he would fall and hit his head; he then violently and verbally lashed out at the doctor and two nurses who had to call security.

The court heard that McKeown was previously referred to a counselling service in Scotland in a bid to help him deal with his alcohol and mental health issues but, somewhat inexplicably, was “unable to complete the programme because he is a cross-dresser”. Media report that the course is run by a religious organisation.

See also Andrew Burns and Leyla Fletcher who also assaulted healthcare professionals trying to treat them.

Media reports

Belfast Telegraph https://www.belfasttelegraph.co.uk/news/northern-ireland/crossdresser-who-attacked-doctor-at-northern-ireland-hospital-jailed-37248703.html archive 

Belfast Live https://www.belfastlive.co.uk/news/belfast-news/jail-term-belfast-cross-dresser-15071470

Newsletter https://www.newsletter.co.uk/news/crime/cross-dresser-who-attacked-doctor-in-belfast-hospital-sent-to-prison-1-8613954