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Grandson of Kazakhstan’s ex-president bit a police sergeant two days after he threatened to leap off a hotel balcony, court hears

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  • Aisultan Nazarbayev sunk teeth into PS Ross Sambrook’s arm in Covent Garden
  • Grandson of Kazakhstan’s ex-pres­i­dent left police offi­cer with a deep bite wound
  • Two days ear­li­er, police stopped Nazarbayev from jump­ing from a hotel bal­cony 

The grand­son of Kazakhstan’s ex-pres­i­dent bit a police sergeant two days after he had threat­ened to jump from a bal­cony at a cen­tral London hotel, a court has heard.

Aisultan Nazarbayev, 29, sunk his teeth into PS Ross Sambrook’s arm after he was found in a stranger’s flat in Covent Garden, cen­tral London, on June 5.

The offi­cer was left with blood gush­ing from the deep bite wound, Southwark Crown Court heard.

The vio­lent alter­ca­tion came two days after the police were called to the International Park Plaza Hotel when Nazarbayev had climbed onto the bal­cony and threat­ened to jump.

Nazarbayev is the grand­son of Nursultan Nazarbayev, the ex-pres­i­dent of Kazakhstan who ruled the coun­try since 1990.

Aisultan Nazarbayev, 29, sunk his teeth into PS Ross Sambrook’s arm after he was found in a stranger’s flat in Covent Garden

Nursultan Nazarbayev (left), former president of Kazakhstan, and Russia's President Vladimir Putin during a meeting at Moscow's Kremlin

Nursultan Nazarbayev (left), for­mer pres­i­dent of Kazakhstan, and Russia’s President Vladimir Putin dur­ing a meet­ing at Moscow’s Kremlin

The younger Nazarbayev served as the vice-pres­i­dent of the coun­try’s nation­al foot­ball fed­er­a­tion in 2017.

Prosecutor Gregor McKinley said Nazarbayev was found in a flat on Tavistock Street and ‘there was a vio­lent alter­ca­tion with the police offi­cers and one of the offi­cers received a very seri­ous bite’.

Mr McKinley said police believed Nazarbayev was bur­gling the flat. 

He added: ‘There had been an inci­dent involv­ing the defen­dant two days before where police were called to the International Park Plaza Hotel.

This defen­dant has con­nec­tions to Kazakhstan giv­en we under­stand he is the grand­son of the ex-pres­i­dent of Kazakhstan.

The author­i­ties have been in con­tact with the Metropolitan Police and they have asked whether he can just be deport­ed.’

Alisdair Williamson, defend­ing, ear­li­er told the court that the gov­ern­ment of Kazakhstan is co-oper­at­ing with the inves­ti­ga­tion and has stat­ed it will not pro­vide Nazarbayev with a new pass­port after British author­i­ties seized his.

It is a very odd sit­u­a­tion. The police offi­cers attend­ed and the defen­dant was at a flat.

Nothing was tak­en from the flat but there was some dam­age and it is said to be about £5,000 worth of dam­age.’

The violent altercation came two days after the police were called to the International Park Plaza Hotel when Nazarbayev had climbed onto the balcony and threatened to jump, Southwark Crown Court (pictured) heard

The vio­lent alter­ca­tion came two days after the police were called to the International Park Plaza Hotel when Nazarbayev had climbed onto the bal­cony and threat­ened to jump, Southwark Crown Court (pic­tured) heard

Judge Martin Beddoe had ear­li­er denied the 29-year-old bail and agreed he should receive in-patient treat­ment for drug addic­tion at the Priory Hospital.

Two days before his arrest he was at the International Park Plaza hotel and was on the bal­cony threat­en­ing to kill him­self.

Two days lat­er he is in a flat with a woman who claims she does not know him. The defen­dant was on the bal­cony of the premis­es once again say­ing his wish was to jump.

Because of the defen­dan­t’s behav­iour, it is said it was nec­es­sary to taser the defen­dant and in the course of the ensu­ing strug­gle to arrest him on the sus­pi­cion of bur­glary the defen­dant bites one of the offi­cers very firm­ly in his low­er left arm, caus­ing a large deep wound which bled copi­ous­ly.

I am sat­is­fied that there is every rea­son to think whether it was after con­sum­ing drugs or under­ly­ing issues, the defen­dant has been in a severe­ly trou­bled state.

I have the ben­e­fit of a report and it reveals that this defen­dant has a seri­ous drug prob­lem in rela­tion to the use of Class A drugs.’

Nazarbayev admit­ted assault occa­sion­ing actu­al bod­i­ly harm and destroy­ing prop­er­ty.

He will return to court for sen­tenc­ing on October 18.

Author:  DANYAL HUSSAIN FOR MAILONLINE

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