Russian model, 36, has ban on entering all bars and nightclubs in UK LIFTED after winning appeal to have sentence reduced for attacking two police officers in drunken brawl at her Chelsea home
A Russian model who was banned from every bar and nightclub in the UK after drunkenly attacking two police officers has won an appeal to have her sentence reduced.
Irina Fedotova, 36, attacked two officers who were taking her to hospital for treatment after a row at her friend’s home in South Kensington, West London.
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.
The mother-of-one was handed a two-year community order, 150 hours of unpaid work and banned from entering any pub, bar or nightclub in England and Wales for the next two years.
She was also ordered to pay compensation of £100 to one officer and £200 to another, plus court costs of £320 and a victim surcharge of £95.
But she has now had the venue ban lifted and the unpaid work element of her sentence quashed because of medical treatment she was receiving which was not disclosed when she was sentenced.
Instead of community service, Fedotova was ordered to pay a total fine of £1,000 for both counts of assaulting a police officer, plus a victim surcharge of £100 – to be paid in 48 days.
A Russian model who drunkenly attacked two police officers and bit one on the arm after being arrested has won an appeal to have her sentence reduced. Irina Fedotova, 36, attacked two cops who were taking her to hospital for treatment after a row at her friend’s home in South Kensington, west London. Above: Fedotova arriving at Westminster Magistrates Court last year
Fedotova, who lives at a £2million apartment in upmarket Belgravia, central London, was also charged with assaulting her friend during the rampage last October 29.
But the case was dropped when Viktoria Goncharova said she did not want to pursue the matter.
Fedotova pleaded guilty at Westminster Magistrates’ Court on April 17 to one count of assault by beating and two charges of assaults on emergency workers – identified in court documents as PC Sean Nicoll and PC Alisha Dixon.
Fedotova, who lives at a £2million apartment in upmarket Belgravia, central London, was also charged with assaulting her friend during the rampage last October 29. Above: Fedotova at 2018 hearing at Westminster Magistrates Court after she pleaded guilty to conducting a four-month campaign of harassment against her former partner
Judge John Denniss at Isleworth Crown Court altered Fedotova’s sentence on the basis she was unable to carry out the community work because she is receiving medical treatment that was not disclosed to the magistrates at the earlier hearing.
Fedotova claimed self-defence, but the court confirmed the reason for the appeal being successful was due to new medical evidence coming to light.
A spokeswoman for the court said: ‘The judge thought that if magistrates had the full medical evidence that the judge had that day [of the appeal] that magistrates wouldn’t have imposed the 150 hours of unpaid work, because the appellant wasn’t able to complete their unpaid work set by the judge.’
Fedotova, who now says she is a businesswoman and entrepreneur, has won prestigious awards at fashion and art schools internationally.
She claims she will be suing the Metropolitan Police as a result of the court result.
She said after the hearing: ‘People don’t have any idea what really happened. I acted in self-defence and in hindsight, I should not have pleaded guilty.
Fedotova (pictured above right in 2016) pleaded guilty at Westminster Magistrates’ Court on April 17 to one count of assault by beating and two charges of assaults on emergency workers
‘Having watched the videotapes, I’ll now be suing the police for pushing me around as if I was a rag doll.
‘I want to carry on with my life and businesses now and begin a new chapter. Winning the appeal is the start of a new path I’m going to take.’
Fedotova also has two previous convictions and a caution.
The first dates back to 2016 and was over an assault on a PC and drunk and disorderly.
In 2018, she was made the subject of an indefinite restraining order after launching a four-month campaign of harassment against her former partner.
Westminster Magistrates’ Court heard Fedotova mocked up a fake newspaper article falsely accusing her boyfriend of being a pervert and bombarded him with ‘sexually suggestive’ texts.
She also received a caution in 2013 for criminal damage.