Wallsend, North Tyneside, UK – A man who previously served prison time for stabbing his former lover with a screwdriver and attempting to set him on fire has now confessed to allegations that he lashed out violently against arresting officers who failed to use his preferred gender pronouns.
Police were attempting to apprehend 26-year-old Charlotte Blundell for breaching a restraining order by engaging in acts of harassment when Mr Blundell flew into a fit of rage.
“They didn’t use words like she, or her,” Mr Blundell later recounted. “They were saying ‘he’ or ‘Justin’.” Born male, Mr Blundell identifies as a woman.
Mr Blundell has recently pleaded guilty to the charges, but remains unapologetic about his violent reaction to the officers.
“I don’t think the way they spoke to me was adequate,” Mr Blundell said. “They have the flags on the side of their cars, and claim they are LGBTQ+ friendly – but they were basically calling me a man.”
Mr Blundell, who has an extensive criminal record, was previously sentenced to 22 months behind bars following a “frenzied” attack on his ex-boyfriend. During that incident, Mr Blundell stabbed his ex with a screwdriver, doused him with bleach, and tried to light him on fire.
Mr Blundell has been spared prison time on the latest charges of attempted criminal damage of a police vehicle, failing to surrender, and two counts of harassment in breach of a restraining order. The judge handed Mr Blundell an 18-month community order, and ordered him to pay a £85 fine. As part of the order, he will receive treatment for his alcohol abuse.
Due to his incessant criminality, Mr Blundell currently owes £1,900 in court fees.
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