Retired Thamesmead transgender security guard left 'gutted' after lodger loots corsets and suspender belts

Thamesmead transgender woman 'gutted' after lodger nicks her lingerie

Roxanne just wants her corsets back.

The 65-year-old is hoping to have full gender reassignment surgery this year.

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A retired transgender security guard from Thamesmead has been left "gutted" after her lodger made off with three of her corsets.

Roxanne Yeatman, who lives in a ground floor bedsit in Ricardo Path, says she let the 44-year-old alcoholic stay for a week so she could escape her abusive, drug-taking boyfriend.

But the woman allegedly repaid this generosity by making off with four black suspender belts and three corsets, leaving her with just one.

Roxanne, 65, told News Shopper: "It’s left me gutted.

"I help somebody out and they go and do this to me.

"If she’d asked for them I’d have given them to her but she didn’t - she stole them.

"What gets me is she said she never wears suspender belts or things like that so why did she take them?

"The corsets were all brand new, all black and I’d only worn one of them.

"One of them she took was a nice all-in-one with flowers on it."

Roxanne, who is planning to have full sexual reassignment surgery this year, bought the corsets on eBay for a total of £50, including the suspender belts.

The alleged thief announced she was leaving on the night of March 15.

But the following morning, when Roxanne checked the clothes cupboard in her front room, she found it was bare.

Roxanne shared her fold-out bed with the thief for a week but says she feels no animosity towards her and just wants her clothes back.

She said: "She’s going to have to answer some serious questions. Why did she do it?

"She wasn’t skint, she wasn’t hard up.

"I fed her, I helped her try and get off the bottle and then she decides to go and do this."

News Shopper:

Roxanne on the bed she shared with the thief. 

Roxanne, who has four daughters aged 41, 40, 39 and 25, claims police did not take the incident seriously when she reported it.

She said: "According to the sergeant, they can’t nick her because nobody saw what happened."

Roxanne, a former Army Gunner in the Royal Artillery who used to be known as Doug, added: "I was born in the wrong body.

"I used to play with the girls rather than the boys when I was little.

"I was married 21 years then I thought the grass was greener on the other side.

"It wasn't bad for that time but something went wrong and then I thought I will be what I want to be now."

Roxanne is hoping to have the six-hour reassignment surgery done on the NHS and says she will be "very relieved" when it's done.

She said: "My family haven't got anything bad to say about it, it's down to me.

"They don't mind and it's nothing to do with them really. "My middle daughter says 'it's down to you Dad - it's your life and your body'.

Met police have confirmed they are investigating an allegation of theft. No arrests have been made.

Call Thamesmead Safer Neighbourhoods team on 020 8721 2630.

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2:14pm Mon 14 Apr 14

concerned.erith says...

How low can you get - Roxanne helped someone out then they repay her kindness by stleaing from her.

Ths culprit needs a suspender(d) sentence
How low can you get - Roxanne helped someone out then they repay her kindness by stleaing from her. Ths culprit needs a suspender(d) sentence concerned.erith
  • Score: 47

2:16pm Mon 14 Apr 14

the wall says...

So that's what SLB looks like.
So that's what SLB looks like. the wall
  • Score: 4

2:19pm Mon 14 Apr 14

Gypo.Joe says...

the wall wrote:
So that's what SLB looks like.
I was just about to poste exactly the same.

My word sarflondonturd you have had a hard life 'gal'.

Oh my sides.
[quote][p][bold]the wall[/bold] wrote: So that's what SLB looks like.[/p][/quote]I was just about to poste exactly the same. My word sarflondonturd you have had a hard life 'gal'. Oh my sides. Gypo.Joe
  • Score: 10

2:21pm Mon 14 Apr 14

Simon bald says...

Gypo Joe,your mum wants her jockstrap back
Gypo Joe,your mum wants her jockstrap back Simon bald
  • Score: 41

2:22pm Mon 14 Apr 14

mddbex82 says...

She's a proper sort
She's a proper sort mddbex82
  • Score: 40

2:24pm Mon 14 Apr 14

paulbexleyheath says...

looks like the lodger has nicked her taath as well. :-0
looks like the lodger has nicked her taath as well. :-0 paulbexleyheath
  • Score: 48

2:26pm Mon 14 Apr 14

the wall says...

six-hour reassignment surgery done on the NHS - That's a joke.
six-hour reassignment surgery done on the NHS - That's a joke. the wall
  • Score: -27

4:28pm Mon 14 Apr 14

sarfflondonbird says...

the wall wrote:
six-hour reassignment surgery done on the NHS - That's a joke.
Have you had a brain transplant? You seem a bout witty on here today..............V
ery comedy like. Don't give up the day job will you.
[quote][p][bold]the wall[/bold] wrote: six-hour reassignment surgery done on the NHS - That's a joke.[/p][/quote]Have you had a brain transplant? You seem a bout witty on here today..............V ery comedy like. Don't give up the day job will you. sarfflondonbird
  • Score: -61

4:33pm Mon 14 Apr 14

sarfflondonbird says...

Gypo.Joe wrote:
the wall wrote:
So that's what SLB looks like.
I was just about to poste exactly the same.

My word sarflondonturd you have had a hard life 'gal'.

Oh my sides.
Funny enough, as soon as I saw the pics I immediately thought of you, I bet it's a great likeness of you. See you and your cronies are vote rigging, keep it up, you and the'wall tard" are doing well for a change in the voting stakes.
[quote][p][bold]Gypo.Joe[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]the wall[/bold] wrote: So that's what SLB looks like.[/p][/quote]I was just about to poste exactly the same. My word sarflondonturd you have had a hard life 'gal'. Oh my sides.[/p][/quote]Funny enough, as soon as I saw the pics I immediately thought of you, I bet it's a great likeness of you. See you and your cronies are vote rigging, keep it up, you and the'wall tard" are doing well for a change in the voting stakes. sarfflondonbird
  • Score: -50

4:43pm Mon 14 Apr 14

Gypo.Joe says...

Sarflondonturd stick ya railings in before ya next selfie will yas.

If that aint you it's Karls Mum/Dad or old slap head Brewer in drag..

Oh my sides.
Sarflondonturd stick ya railings in before ya next selfie will yas. If that aint you it's Karls Mum/Dad or old slap head Brewer in drag.. Oh my sides. Gypo.Joe
  • Score: 26

4:59pm Mon 14 Apr 14

Joelo says...

I thought we'd already had April fools day?
I thought we'd already had April fools day? Joelo
  • Score: 17

5:03pm Mon 14 Apr 14

the wall says...

sarfflondonbird wrote:
Gypo.Joe wrote:
the wall wrote:
So that's what SLB looks like.
I was just about to poste exactly the same.

My word sarflondonturd you have had a hard life 'gal'.

Oh my sides.
Funny enough, as soon as I saw the pics I immediately thought of you, I bet it's a great likeness of you. See you and your cronies are vote rigging, keep it up, you and the'wall tard" are doing well for a change in the voting stakes.
Ok Doug whatever!
[quote][p][bold]sarfflondonbird[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Gypo.Joe[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]the wall[/bold] wrote: So that's what SLB looks like.[/p][/quote]I was just about to poste exactly the same. My word sarflondonturd you have had a hard life 'gal'. Oh my sides.[/p][/quote]Funny enough, as soon as I saw the pics I immediately thought of you, I bet it's a great likeness of you. See you and your cronies are vote rigging, keep it up, you and the'wall tard" are doing well for a change in the voting stakes.[/p][/quote]Ok Doug whatever! the wall
  • Score: 12

5:05pm Mon 14 Apr 14

Polargirl says...

Fetishy looking as all hell.

Some people are going to take that as either lulz **** or hard core humiliation kink!
Fetishy looking as all hell. Some people are going to take that as either lulz **** or hard core humiliation kink! Polargirl
  • Score: 16

5:09pm Mon 14 Apr 14

ron.1952 says...

I feel your pain and angst Roxanne. Ignore the haters on here.

Love the Ronster xx
I feel your pain and angst Roxanne. Ignore the haters on here. Love the Ronster xx ron.1952
  • Score: -26

6:30pm Mon 14 Apr 14

Bambi* says...

Where did Gollum get that blond wig?
Where did Gollum get that blond wig? Bambi*
  • Score: 29

7:44pm Mon 14 Apr 14

Dr. Nick says...

Hey, SLB, got your number .... 666 .... what a beast you are :) lol

Set Mode: Viral
Targe Count: 666
Didn't take them long did it :)

Now you can play with the voting as much as you like, lol
Hey, SLB, got your number .... 666 .... what a beast you are :) lol Set Mode: Viral Targe Count: 666 Didn't take them long did it :) Now you can play with the voting as much as you like, lol Dr. Nick
  • Score: 36

8:37pm Mon 14 Apr 14

Gypo.Joe says...

-667 'aving it !
-667 'aving it ! Gypo.Joe
  • Score: -30

8:53pm Mon 14 Apr 14

Dr. Nick says...

Gypo.Joe wrote:
-667 'aving it !
Ok :)
[quote][p][bold]Gypo.Joe[/bold] wrote: -667 'aving it ![/p][/quote]Ok :) Dr. Nick
  • Score: 13

9:45pm Mon 14 Apr 14

Gypo.Joe says...

Dr. Nick wrote:
Gypo.Joe wrote:
-667 'aving it !
Ok :)
Dr Nick it keeps morons amused. I just hope they aren't dribbling into their keyboards or phones getting all excited.

Every negative vote is a winner for me in my world.

Joe G AKA El DIablo 666
[quote][p][bold]Dr. Nick[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Gypo.Joe[/bold] wrote: -667 'aving it ![/p][/quote]Ok :)[/p][/quote]Dr Nick it keeps morons amused. I just hope they aren't dribbling into their keyboards or phones getting all excited. Every negative vote is a winner for me in my world. Joe G AKA El DIablo 666 Gypo.Joe
  • Score: 20

10:24pm Mon 14 Apr 14

Gypo.Joe says...

https://www.youtube.
com/watch?v=Nb-ABuRa
9Qw
https://www.youtube. com/watch?v=Nb-ABuRa 9Qw Gypo.Joe
  • Score: 7

12:58am Tue 15 Apr 14

Dr. Nick says...

Gypo.Joe wrote:
Dr. Nick wrote:
Gypo.Joe wrote:
-667 'aving it !
Ok :)
Dr Nick it keeps morons amused. I just hope they aren't dribbling into their keyboards or phones getting all excited.

Every negative vote is a winner for me in my world.

Joe G AKA El DIablo 666
Yep, the power of the Interwebs is a wonderful thing when you know who to ask. Seeing as the SLB Toll made voting pointless, I think we showed it how it should be done - enough of those feeble 20-30 votes, lets bring on the 100s and 1000s shall we :)

I may ask for 118,118 next time, seeing as we have got her number. I wonder what the highest number the NS system can show... any other fun numbers we can use?
[quote][p][bold]Gypo.Joe[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Dr. Nick[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Gypo.Joe[/bold] wrote: -667 'aving it ![/p][/quote]Ok :)[/p][/quote]Dr Nick it keeps morons amused. I just hope they aren't dribbling into their keyboards or phones getting all excited. Every negative vote is a winner for me in my world. Joe G AKA El DIablo 666[/p][/quote]Yep, the power of the Interwebs is a wonderful thing when you know who to ask. Seeing as the SLB Toll made voting pointless, I think we showed it how it should be done - enough of those feeble 20-30 votes, lets bring on the 100s and 1000s shall we :) I may ask for 118,118 next time, seeing as we have got her number. I wonder what the highest number the NS system can show... any other fun numbers we can use? Dr. Nick
  • Score: 16

7:13am Tue 15 Apr 14

shabina says...

is that ''her'' sexy pose !!
is that ''her'' sexy pose !! shabina
  • Score: 24

8:14am Tue 15 Apr 14

Rich41 says...

Freak
Freak Rich41
  • Score: 18

11:28am Tue 15 Apr 14

Gypo.Joe says...

Simon bald wrote:
Gypo Joe,your mum wants her jockstrap back
Anytime bro. Come around and speak to my old Ma, you may well end up wearing ya arse hole as scarf though.

I'm up for 'aving a whip rund for Roxanne, get the poor thing a new corset and suzzies. Perhaps if anyone has a spare set of railing they could donate.
[quote][p][bold]Simon bald[/bold] wrote: Gypo Joe,your mum wants her jockstrap back[/p][/quote]Anytime bro. Come around and speak to my old Ma, you may well end up wearing ya arse hole as scarf though. I'm up for 'aving a whip rund for Roxanne, get the poor thing a new corset and suzzies. Perhaps if anyone has a spare set of railing they could donate. Gypo.Joe
  • Score: 5

11:01pm Wed 16 Apr 14

mainman says...

hardly front page news. hardly 2nd or 3rd page news.
hardly front page news. hardly 2nd or 3rd page news. mainman
  • Score: 15

6:19pm Thu 17 Apr 14

James Tiberius Kirk says...

Bambi* wrote:
Where did Gollum get that blond wig?
Pmsl! Looks like he/she/it opened the ark of the covenant
[quote][p][bold]Bambi*[/bold] wrote: Where did Gollum get that blond wig?[/p][/quote]Pmsl! Looks like he/she/it opened the ark of the covenant James Tiberius Kirk
  • Score: 3

6:31pm Thu 17 Apr 14

erznmine says...

I just threw up in my mouth.
I just threw up in my mouth. erznmine
  • Score: 7

11:08pm Sat 19 Apr 14

Harold_Monk says...

I would! (after a bottle of JD)
I would! (after a bottle of JD) Harold_Monk
  • Score: 3

11:09pm Sat 19 Apr 14

Harold_Monk says...

Still....a mouth's a mouth.....
Still....a mouth's a mouth..... Harold_Monk
  • Score: 4

9:13am Sun 20 Apr 14

Sidcup100 says...

Bloody hell I wouldn't worry about the corset , you sure they not nicked his mirrow sort it out mate
Bloody hell I wouldn't worry about the corset , you sure they not nicked his mirrow sort it out mate Sidcup100
  • Score: 3

3:30pm Sun 20 Apr 14

Life's to short says...

I wondered where Bruce Forsyth was . HALT who goes there ,alright my love .
I wondered where Bruce Forsyth was . HALT who goes there ,alright my love . Life's to short
  • Score: 3

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