Lawyer’s prison plea for his sex swap client

Blackpool Magistrates' Court

Blackpool Magistrates' Court

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A lawyer asked magistrates not to send his transgender client to a male prison if they decided to jail her.

Magistrates at Blackpool agreed that 42-year-old Megan Quinn be bailed subject to a requirement that she has no contact with a neighbour on the town’s Poulton Road.

My client is very anxious she is not sent to the wrong prison

Quinn was arrested by police for breaching the terms of her bail.

Her lawyer Allan Cobain told the court that his client had been granted police bail following an allegation of criminal damage.

He said: “My client is very anxious she is not sent to the wrong prison.

“She is transgender and we have had recent publicity about two such people who were sent to male prisons and killed themselves.”

Magistrates overturned the terms of the police bail.