Russian model Irina Fedotova bit police officer on arm in drunken arrest

Tristan Kirk
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(Dave Benett)

A Russian model is facing a possible jail sentence for drunkenly biting a police officer’s arm as she was being arrested, a court heard.

Irina Fedotova, 36, was “highly intoxicated” when she attacked two officers who were taking her to hospital for treatment.

She bit one on the arm as he tried to remove her handcuffs so she could receive medical care, and she later kicked a van door into another PC who was transporting her to be questioned.

At Westminster magistrates court today, Fedotova admitted two counts of assaulting an emergency worker, and could face a prison term when she is sentenced later this month.

The court heard Fedotova, a former fashion student and model, was being arrested after an incident at a friend’s house on October 29 last year.

“The defendant was highly intoxicated”, said prosecutor Thandi Lubimbi.

“As a result of an injury she was conveyed to hospital in the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea. While there she was behaving erratically.

“While officers were trying to remove her handcuffs, it’s said she bit PC Nicoll on the forearm, but didn’t break the skin.

“When leaving hospital under police guard, to the station, she assaulted PC Dixon.

“When in the police van she kicked the door, and in effect the door banged into the officer’s arm.”

Fedotova, who lives in a £1.5 million home near to Sloane Square, has a previous conviction from 2016 for assaulting an emergency worker and being drunk and disorderly.

And in 2018 she was convicted of harassment against her former boyfriend, Gregory Slade, and his new partner, heiress Kimberley Owen.

She mocked up a The Sun newspaper front page which falsely branded Mr Slade “the most hated guy in London” during a four-month campaign of abuse, the court heard.

This morning she pleaded guilty to two counts of assault by beating of an emergency worker, and a third charge of assault was dropped by the prosecution.

The court heard she has recently been to Moscow for treatment on a tumour, and is due to return to Russia later this month.

Fedotova will be assessed by probation, including questions on possible alcohol problems, before she is sentenced on April 16.

Deputy Chief Magistrate Tan Ikram freed her on unconditional bail until sentencing, telling her: “Make sure you come back.”

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