A BALLERINA who kicked a policeman in the groin and scratched another in the face at Heathrow Airport has been jailed.
Daiana Andreas Rivera, 33, lashed out after other travellers reported her being drunk and disorderly in the Flying Chariot, a Wetherspoon pub in the airport.
She had been due to fly back to her home town of Madrid, Spain, after recently being made homeless from her address in London.
Ms Rivera, who performed in Spain’s prestigious Víctor Ullate Ballet company, was found with a lock knife in Terminal 2 of the airport.
She wept as she appeared at Isleworth crown court via video link from HMP Bronzefield last week.
The Spanish/Colombian dancer told the court she was not feeling very well during the brief hearing.
At an earlier hearing at Ealing magistrates’ court, she admitted being drunk and disorderly in the Flying Chariot, a Wetherspoon pub in the airport.
Her solicitor said she was becoming increasingly disruptive, and her behaviour got worse when she could not find her passport in her luggage.
She became aggressive when police officers said she would be unable to board her flight.
The solicitor said: “When the officers tried to escort her to a police van, she tried to bite an officer on the arm, as well as kicking and scratching him.
“She became more aggressive and kicked another officer in the testicles before grabbing the other officer and drew blood with her nails.
“Ms Rivera did not attack anyone with the lock knife, she forgot she had it with her.”
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The ballerina admitted three counts of commons assault on an emergency worker and possession fo a bladed article.
She was jailed for two months and will remain on licence for 12 months after she is released.
Rivera was earlier fined £100 after she admitted being drunk and disorderly at Ealing Magistrates’ Court a day after the incident.
At an earlier hearing at Ealing magistrates’ court, she admitted being drunk and disorderly in the Flying Chariot, a Wetherspoon pub in the airports T2[/caption]
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