Glam model barred from all UK pubs for brutal cop assault gets ban overturned

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A glam Russian model has got her ban from every bar and nightclub in the UK for a brutal attack on two police officers overturned.

Irina Fedotova, 36, was initially barred from establishments for two years after attacking the officers who were taking her to hospital for treatment following a row over at a pal's house in Kensington, West London.

She bit one PC 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 officer who was transporting her for questioning, MailOnline reports.

As well as the two-year pub and nightclub ban Fedotova was handed a two-year community order and 150 hours of unpaid work.

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 Fedotova succeeded in having the venue ban and unpaid work element of her sentence scrapped because medical treatment she was receiving was not disclosed at the time.

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.

The incident happened after an argument at her friend Viktoria Goncharova's house in October last year.

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Fedotova had also been charged with assaulting her friend but that charge was dropped when Ms Goncharova decided she did not want to pursue the matter.

The Russian model pleaded guilty at Westminster Magistrates' Court on April 17 to one count of assault by beating and two charges of assault on emergency workers, identified by court documents as PC Sean Nicholl and PC Alisha Dixon.

The court heard that the police were called to a heated row after Fedotova "threatened to destroy her friend's marriage".

Judge John Denniss altered Fedotova's sentence at Isleworth Crown Court.

While the model has since claimed she acted in self-defence, the court confirmed the reason for the successful appeal into the sentence is the 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 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."

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