Rachelle Mikhnevich

Rachelle Mikhnevich, a violent male who identifies as a trans woman, was convicted at Manchester Magistrates’ Court in 2020 of assault and racially aggravated public disorder.  

Mikhnevich, who has previously been convicted of 17 offences, was jailed for 20 weeks and sent to HMP Altcourse, a men’s prison in Liverpool. Previous offences include assaults on emergency workers, sending threatening letters and having a bladed article.

Mikhnevich, 36, was approached by an assistant at the supermarket self-service tills at around 9.15am on 16 March 2020 after appearing to struggle. On being asked to produce a receipt for items, Mikhnevich launched a foul-mouthed violent and racist tirade, assaulting the assistant, kicking the store manager in the groin and directing appalling threats, violence and racial slurs, including the n-word, towards a security guard. When the emergency services were called, Mikhnevich attempted to bite and spit at two police officers. 

On being interviewed at the police station, Mikhnevich claimed to have drunk three bottles of wine and sought to blame alcohol for being a violent racist.

See this tag for other trans-identified males who have assaulted law enforcement officers and this tag for trans-identified males who have assaulted healthcare professionals.

Update May 2021

Mikhnevich was convicted of eight assaults on emergency workers and racially aggravated harassment in May 2021, appearing at Liverpool Crown Court via video link from HMP Altcourse, a category B men’s prison.

The prolonged and vicious attack – described by one of the hospital workers who was physically and racially abused as “chaos, carnage” – Mikhnevich bit, kicked and spat at seven hospital staff. The majority of them were women, leaving them with bruises, pain, swelling and scratches. A male member of staff was also bitten and subjected to extreme racial slurs, including the n-word, and a police officer called to the scene was also attacked and kicked. One hospital worker was left so anxious she said she “found it hard to return to work”.

Mikhnevich had been due for discharge from Clock View Hospital on Merseyside in February 2021 having been detained under the Mental Health Act for treatment for a personality disorder.

Coverage in the Liverpool Echo noted that the offender had eight previous convictions for 24 offences including battery in 2014, threats to kill in 2017 in addition to the 2020 convictions for assault, racially aggravated public disorder and possession of a blade. The majority of comments questioned the description of Mikhnevich as a ‘Woman’ in the headline (which was later changed to ‘Patient’) and many argued that female pronouns used throughout the article undermined trust in the paper’s reporting.

Photo via Liverpool Echo

Media reports

Liverpool Echo https://www.liverpoolecho.co.uk/news/liverpool-news/woman-attacks-nhs-workers-after-20564789 archive

Metro https://metro.co.uk/2021/05/11/patient-attacked-hospital-workers-after-being-given-cold-cup-of-tea-14557685/

Daily Mail https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-8759303/Transgender-thug-36-identifies-woman-jailed-male-prison.html archive

Ovarit https://ovarit.com/o/ThisNeverHappens/6077/uk-manchester-transgender-thug-36-who-identifies-as-a-woman-is-jailed-in-all-mal?sort=new