Spanish ballet dancer attacked police officer after being refused entry to her flight home

Daiana Andreas Rivera was arrested after becoming violent towards police officers. Source: Facebook

Daiana Andreas Rivera, 33, has appeared before magistrates in the UK after being arrested for attacking a police officer at Heathrow airport.

The dancer was apprehended at the Wetherspoon’s Flying Chariot pub in Terminal 2 on Tuesday 10 September after she was reported for being drunk and disorderly.

She became increasingly aggressive towards the officers after she struggled to find her passport, and then lashed out when the officers refused her to board hr flight to her home in Madrid.


According to police sources, the woman kicked the officer in the groin and tried to bite him in the altercation.

The Spanish-Columbian ballerina has performed in Romeo and Juliet, Copelia and Swan Lake for dance company Danza SXXI and has starred in Spain’s renowned Victor Ullate Ballet Company.

She appeared in front of Isleworth Crown Court on Friday 13 September where she wept as she admitted the attack.

According to the prosecutors statement, ‘When 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.’ He continued.

Rivera will discover her fate on Tuesday as she will be charged for three counts of common assault on an emergency worker and possession of a lock knife.



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