Spanish ballerina who kicked policeman in groin at Heathrow is jailed

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Eliran Assa

Daiana Andreas Rivera, 33, lashed out at police officers at Heathrow Airport after she was told she was too drunk to board her flight home to Madrid, Spain

Daiana Andreas Rivera, 33, lashed out at police officers at Heathrow Airport just after she was told she was also drunk to board her flight house to Madrid, Spain 

A drunk ballerina who kicked a police officer in the groin and scratched two other people just after missing her flight following a boozy session in an airport Wetherspoon’s pub was jailed for two months currently.

Spaniard Daiana Andreas Rivera, 33, lashed out just after she was observed staggering about although intoxicated at the Flying Chariot bar inside Heathrow’s Terminal two on August 7.

The dancer, who was component of the prestigious Spanish Víctor Ullate Ballet dance corporation, attacked the police officers who also found she was carrying a lock knife just after her arrest.

Now Rivera, who had been due to fly house to Madrid just after lately becoming produced homeless in London, was jailed for two months at Isleworth Crown Court.

But mainly because of time served given that her arrest she is anticipated to be released imminently. 

The ballerina has performed in Romeo and Juliet, Copelia and Swan Lake for dance corporation Danza SXXI but lately fell on terrible occasions. 

Ms Rivera was arranging to fly house to Madrid, Spain, just after becoming thrown out of her flat in London. 

Having said that she became increasingly disruptive at Heathrow when she could not come across her passport and turned aggressive towards officers just after becoming told she could not board her flight.    

The ballerina became increasingly disruptive when she could not find her passport in her luggage

Ms Rivera has performed in Spain's renowned Victor Ullate Ballet Company

The ballerina kicked off when she could not come across her passport in her luggage, which contained a lock knife

Prosecutor Ruxana Nasser stated: ‘The defendant was at the airport to take a flight. She missed her flight mainly because she lost her passport and was late.

‘Police arrived at Terminal two for an additional matter and discovered the defendant incredibly drunk, seeking for her passport with an additional particular person with her.

‘Due to her behaviour and the truth she was no longer a passenger, they asked her to leave and she refused.’

The dancer was sentenced for three offences of common assault on an emergency worker and possession of a knife

The dancer was sentenced for 3 offences of widespread assault on an emergency worker and possession of a knife 

When she was arrested Rivera deliberately dragged her legs and had to be half carried out.

As she was becoming loaded into the police van, Rivera scratched two officer’s arms.

When one particular of their colleagues attempted to intervene, he was kicked in the groin for his troubles,

‘He received a kick to the groin region, she was kicking with her legs,’ stated Ms Nasser.

‘In distinct she kicked him in the left testicle.

‘He stated it was incredibly painful and produced him really feel nauseated.’

Rivera was later interviewed and stated she had assaulted police officers in Madrid in the previous.

‘I do not know how to handle myself with police when I drink,’ she told officers.

Rivera appeared in the dock in an oversized dark grey tracksuit with her hair in a ponytail.

Mike Hollis, defending, stated: ‘Ms Rivera has apologised unreservedly to the officers for her behaviour.

‘She knows that what she did was entirely unacceptable, and that is why she pleaded guilty at the initially chance

‘She was clearly incredibly drunk at the time she lost her temper with the officers and there is no excuse for it.’

The ballerina has performed in Romeo and Juliet, Copelia and Swan Lake for dance company Danza SXXI

The ballerina has performed in Romeo and Juliet, Copelia and Swan Lake for dance corporation Danza SXXI

Mr Hollis told the court that the knife had been placed in Rivera’s bag by her ex-boyfriend a month ago.

‘He physically place it in her bag.

‘She had forgotten she had it,’ he added.

‘She educated as a classical dancer and appeared in the ballet in Spain just before coming to the UK about a year ago.

‘She has been lately produced homeless given that splitting up with her ex boyfriend.

‘She has been diagnosed with anxiousness and depression, and has on occasion suffered from hallucinations,’ added Mr Hollis.

Judge Sarah Paneth told Rivera: ‘What is clear is that you resisted that arrest for becoming drunk and disorderly and you did almost everything you could to stay away from becoming place in that police van, to which you had to be carried.

‘PC Hambleton received injuries, deep scratches to each his arms and substantial bruising to his proper arm.

‘You had been kicking and lashing out in an try to stay away from becoming place in the van and you kicked inspector Saunders in the groin.

‘PC Kibbley sustained deep scratches to his arm from you dragging your lengthy fingernails,’ stated the judge.

‘You had, that day, a excellent deal to drink. Initial, at function, at about 3pm 3 vodkas, and then one particular a lot more at your friend’s property, and then a lot more at the bar when you missed your flight.

‘You gave a complete accounts and produced complete admissions. Despite the fact that you didn’t appreciate you had been drunk, it was clear at that interview you had been ashamed and remorseful, and apologetic for what you had carried out.’

‘It was a hysterical sustained reaction resulting in substantial injuries while fortunately not permanent ones.

‘Kicking a person in the groin could be regarded as amusing on the cricket field in the course of the Ashes test match, but it is incredibly far from that when it is committed in the course of an arrest,’ stated the judge.

Rivera, of no fixed address, admitted 3 counts of widespread assault on an emergency worker and possession of a bladed write-up.

She was jailed for two months and will stay on licence for 12 months just after she is released.

Rivera was earlier fined £100 just after she admitted becoming drunk and disorderly at Ealing Magistrates’ Court a day just after the incident.

She has been held in custody given that her arrest and it is believed she will be released imminently.   

Eliran Assa

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