Man sentenced after abusing a transgender person at station

20/06/2017

A 55-year-old man has been handed a six week custodial sentence after he shouted transphobic abuse towards a transgender person at Manchester Piccadilly railway station.

The Bench at Manchester Magistrates' Court heard that on 19 June Anthony Davenport was intoxicated when he entered a shop and began to make the transphobic remarks.

The remarks caused the victim to feel extremely upset and witnesses called the police. After a search of the area, police soon found Davenport and arrested him.

Appearing at court the following day, the defendant pleaded guilty to using threatening and abusive words. He was handed a six week custodial sentence, which was uplifted from a community order, as well as receiving a fine of £125.