Darren / Deborah Bullock

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Darren / Deborah Bullock, a violent male who identifies as a trans woman, was convicted of arson at Mold Crown Court in 2002. Bullock was jailed for more than four and half years and sent to a male prison.

Bullock, 32, caused £36,000 worth of damage after the arson attack on a North Wales mental health day centre. It was Bullock’s third conviction for arson.

The court was told Bullock had “endured a troubled life” in care and “was convinced he could find happiness as a woman”. The defendant requested the court deal with the case as a woman named Deborah Bullock after taking hormone treatments for a number of months while waiting for a gender reassignment operation. The court also heard of Bullock’s issues with alcohol and drugs.

The offence was perpetrated while Bullock was out on licence after being jailed in March 1988 for six years at Chester Crown Court after committing arson being reckless as to whether life would be endangered (setting fire to a car in which his brother was sleeping). Bullock also had an arson conviction at Hawarden juvenile court in 1985. 

Media reports

Daily Mirror Sex-change arsonist sent to male jail despite saying he’s a woman  archive

Daily Post Liverpool (archived) ‘Sex-Change Arsonist Sent to Male Jail despite Saying He’s a Woman’ May 31, 2002:  https://www.highbeam.com/doc/1G1-86511338.html