A transgender woman from Merseyside has spoken out about hate crime.

Nat* spent years being victimised as a male to female transgender but was too scared to report it.

The final straw came when she woke up one morning to find death threats painted on her front door.

She phoned her housing association, Riverside, who reported the incident as hate crime to the police, cleaned off the graffiti and arranged for her to be moved.

Nat thought her ordeal was over but when she returned to her flat to collect her belongings, she was greeted by a knife embedded in the door.

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