Four Teens Have Been Charged Over the Stabbing of a Trans 18-Year-Old in London

After 19-year-old Summer Betts-Ramsey was charged last month for reportedly stabbing an 18-year-old trans girl 14 times, three more teenagers have also been charged for the attack.

The anonymous victim was attending a birthday party at Harrow Leisure Center Roller Rink in London on February 10. A group of people there reportedly called her transphobic slurs, according to Metro UK; she was then stabbed 14 times with a knife. The victim was rushed to the hospital and subsequently discharged, per a statement from the Metropolitan Police.

Betts-Ramsey was arrested the day after the incident and was charged with attempted murder and possession of an offensive weapon, according to a separate press release from the Metropolitan Police. A 16-year-old girl was then arrested on February 28 and charged with grievous bodily harm with intent, robbing the victim’s handbag, and possession of cannabis. Both Betts-Ramsey and the 16-year-old girl appeared at the Central Criminal Court of England and Wales on Tuesday.

Two 17-year-old boys have subsequently been charged related to the incident. On March 7, one was charged with grievous bodily harm with intent, disclosing sexual images, and threatening the victim with a knife in a private place on January 29. The following day, the other boy was charged with grievous bodily harm with intent. All four defendants are in custody, according to the Evening Standard.

The Standard reported that at an earlier court hearing, prosecutor Bunsri Bhuwa said that the attack was being prosecuted as a “transphobic hate crime.”

The four defendants will stand trial on January 6 of next year and are set to appear in court on April 5, during which they may enter pleas to the charges, according to the Standard.

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