A transgender murderer serving a life sentence will be allowed to have gender reassignment surgery on the NHS.
Paris Green is set to be escorted on a 1,000-mile round-trip from jail in Scotland to a hospital in Brighton – a move that has been described by prison guards as a ‘security nightmare’.
The surgery and Green’s two-week recovery will be under 24-hour guard – costing taxpayers tens of thousands of pounds.
Green was born Peter Laing but has identified as a woman since 2011.
She was jailed in 2013 for the murder – helped by two accomplices – of Robert Shankland, 45.
The victim was tortured, sexually assaulted and battered to death after being lured to Green’s flat.
Prison sources last week confirmed the 27-year-old will be the first serving prisoner in Scotland to undergo the operation, which is set to go ahead within weeks.