- 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
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
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