Paris Valeta Bregazzi
Paris Valeta Bregazzi (Credit: PA)

Paris Valeta Bregazzi, a 30-year-old man who identifies as a woman, has a long history of physical attacks against strangers, most of them train passengers and crew members, but also elderly women, police officers, a security guard and vehicles.

In July 2017, Mr. Bregazzi nearly caused a police officer’s death when he violently shoved the officer onto train tracks seconds before the rail was to go live for an arriving train. Mr. Bregazzi had been heavily intoxicated with drugs and alcohol and arguing with another commuter when the officer approached and asked him to “calm down.” PC Sam Chegwin’s head landed inches from the rail line that was about to go live.

Though Mr. Bregazzi had a record of 39 convictions for 62 offences – including assault, harassment, shoplifting designer clothes, and attacks on staff and commuters at several train stations – the presiding judge took pity on Mr. Bregazzi during the February 2018 sentencing when he became privy to the man’s sad childhood, personality disorder, history of other mental illnesses, and parents who had cut off contact with him at age 19 when he unveiled his transgender identity.

While acknowledging that PC Sam Chegwin “could have been killed by falling and hitting his head, electrocuted or hit by an oncoming train,” the judge dismissed the crime as “low level,” and insisted that Mr. Bregazzi’s actions “did not seem to form a malign intent.” The judge, Jeremy Dein QC, permitted Mr. Bregazzi to go home, suspending the six-month sentence for two years.

Since then, Mr. Bregazzi has been up to new attacks. Thirteen days after his release, he terrorized two elderly women, threw a brick into the road, smashed the window of a parked vehicle, and then stepped in front of a bus. The bus at the last second managed to swerve and avoid hitting Mr. Bregazzi. He kneed the arresting officer, PC Florina Russ, and had to be restrained by multiple police.

Mr. Bregazzi was “not in a good mood,” he told law enforcement during the interview as an explanation of his wild behavior.

While out on bail five days after the incident, he sprayed a security guard with cosmetics. He also damaged the wall of a jail cell with ketchup. Police found crystal meth hidden in his bra, but did not add charges for the drugs.

For the “protection of the public,” the presiding judge said, Mr. Bregazzi’s six-month suspended sentence has been activated, with four months tacked on.

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Beautician on prosecco and drugs binge pushed cop onto Tube tracks then became ‘abusive’ to commuters – and has been spared jail

My London
A beautician who pushed a police officer onto the tracks at a Tube station after taking a cocktail of drinks and drugs has been spared jail. Paris Valeta Bregazzi, 30, had been on a prosecco binge when she barged off-duty PC Sam Chegwin onto the Tube line at Hangar Lane station.

Woman spared jail after pushing man on Tube track

BBC News
A woman has been spared jail for pushing a police officer onto a train line after he told her to “calm down”. Paris Valeta Bregazzi, a beautician, was arguing with a friend on a London Tube platform last July when PC Sam Chegwin intervened, a court heard.

Beautician on prosecco and drugs binge pushed cop onto Tube tracks then became ‘abusive’ to commuters – and has been spared jail

MyLondon
A beautician who pushed a police officer onto the tracks at a Tube station after taking a cocktail of drinks and drugs has been spared jail. Paris Valeta Bregazzi, 30, had been on a prosecco binge when she barged off-duty PC Sam Chegwin onto the Tube line at Hangar Lane station.

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