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Trans woman suffers “brutal attack” in Coventry

Catherine Muxworthy April 12, 2024

West Midlands Police has launched an investigation after Jessica Olive, a trans woman, was assaulted on a bus in Pool Meadow, Coventry on Sunday, April 7, around 8pm.

Jessica “was sitting on the top deck of the No6 bus when she was approached by two teenagers who repeatedly punched her in the face and stole her mobile phone,” explains the press release from West Midlands Police.

Her glasses were broken during the attack, and she was later taken to hospital to be treated for facial injuries include a fracture to her orbital socket which she shared photos of on social media in a post about the incident.

CCTV from the incident is currently being reviewed by West Midlands Police and enquiries are ongoing.

“We are also investigating an allegation of a hate crime after the victim was subjected to verbal abuse,” explains West Midlands Police, “We understand that experiencing a hate crime is extremely distressing and upsetting and we want to reassure anyone who is targeted that we will listen, their report will be treated with sensitivity and we will take action.”

Jessica added on her GoFundMe page: “On April 7, I experienced a brutal attack, leading to a challenging recovery process. It’s been tough, but the support and love you’ve shown have been incredible lights during this dark time.

“Your generosity has been overwhelming, helping with both my healing and expenses. I can’t thank you enough for being my strength during this time.

“I’m focusing on recovery, one day at a time, and your support fuels my hope and courage. I’ll keep you posted on my progress.

“Thank you, from the bottom of my heart. Your kindness means the world to me.”

Anyone with information or who witnessed this assault can contact West Midlands Police via Live Chat on their website or by calling 101. Quote crime reference number 20/386207/24.

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