12-year-old trans kid attacked with a rock
A 12-year-old trans kid had a rock thrown at his head as he was bullied for his gender identity.
The un-named young person was walking home from school when the attack happened.
After he was approached by three boys, the trans kid was laughed at.
One of the boys questioned his gender identity and another threw a rock which hit him in the head.
After the attack, the victim was injured to the point that he had to have hospital treatment.
The incident took place in Wiltshire, and the attacker who threw the rock received a six-month referral order after pleading guilty to actual bodily harm.
The details of the attack came to light as figures were revealed showing a rise in prosecutions for hate crimes in the south of England.
After the publication of the CPS Hate Crime Report for 2014 – 2016, Steve Hoolohan, deputy chief crown prosecutor and senior hate crime lead for the CPS Wessex said: “Hate crime is driven by prejudice and hostility based upon a person’s race, gender, sexuality, religion, age or disability. It affects not only victims but also communities, creating an atmosphere of fear and distress.
He adds: “It is important that communities understand we treat hate crime very seriously and I would like to thank those victims that have come forward and reported such incidents and encourage those who have not to report incidents to the police, knowing that the CPS will do all it can to support them and bring offenders to justice.”