David / Skye Woolridge

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David / Skye Woolridge, a male who identifies as a trans woman, was convicted of possession of crack cocaine. Woolridge, 21, was sentenced to a total of 38 months imprisonment at Plymouth Crown Court on 16 January 2018.

Woolridge, from Taunton, was arrested in Salisbury in October 2017 but escaped custody before being re-arrested and subsequently charged with escaping from lawful custody, as well as breaching a suspended sentence order, possession of class A drugs, breach of a Community Behaviour Order and resisting a constable. 

Media headlines and reporting referred to Woolridge as a woman, whereas the police appeal for information described a “man due to appear in court today.”

Image via Wiltshire Police

Media reports

Wiltshire Police appeal and tweet 

Spire FM https://www.spirefm.co.uk/news/local-news/2498282/woman-jailed-for-possessing-crack-cocaine-in-salisbury/ archive 

ITV http://www.itv.com/news/westcountry/update/2017-10-22/police-seek-man-who-fled-from-officers-before-court-appearance/ archive

Somerset Live https://www.somersetlive.co.uk/news/somerset-news/taunton-man-david-woolridge-who-678225 archive

Somerset County Gazette http://www.somersetcountygazette.co.uk/news/15611634.WANTED__Police_hunt_Taunton_man_on_the_run/ archive