Teenager’s vodka brawl at the hotel


A teenage blonde ‘made Tyson Fury look like an amateur’ when she attacked two police officers in an astonishing hotel bust-up.

Molly Russell, 19, slipped her handcuffs ‘like Houdini’ before assaulting PC James Koston and PC Christian Piedersen after drinking two bottles of vodka.

Police were called to the Pembridge Palace Hotel in Bayswater, after Russell threw a credit card machine at the receptionist, Westminster Magistrates Court heard.

Edward Aydin, prosecuting, said: ‘The receptionist of the hotel was approached by Ms Russell who was partying with a group of people in room 314.

‘She said she had caught her hand in the lift and wanted compensation.

‘The receptionist asked Ms Russell about the incident and Ms Russell began to shout, swear, picked up a credit card machine and threw it at the receptionist.

‘Ms Russell then came towards the reception desk grabbed the victim’s hair and pulled her to the floor.’

Police were called to the hotel, where they found Russell unsteady on her feet and slurring her words.

‘She was shouting f–king bitch and her two other friends were shouting at each other.

‘She was arrested, and handcuffed for the assault on the receptionist and then became aggressive and started throwing her weight around.

‘She was shouting ‘f–king pigs, get the fuck off me’

‘All of a sudden like Houdini she managed to miraculously slip out of the left handcuff.

‘With her right wrist and handcuff dangling she violently with force swung a haymaker punch straight out the boxing textbook towards PC Pederson.

‘He dodged the punch, and Ms Russell fell down.

‘She then lifted her right leg and kicked backwards in a donkey kick which struck PC Koston on top of his left thigh.

‘Ms Russell then cocked her left leg and kicked PC Pedersen in the left shin, while officer Koston was groaning in pain.

‘She let rip into the two police officers with incredible power and gusto.

‘Her punches and footwork would have made Tyson Fury look like an amateur.’

In police interview, Russell said she did not recall the whole incident on April 6 this year, but that she had drank two bottles of vodka and some Becks.

Russell admitted two charges of assaulting a constable in the execution of his duty.

Ben Stuttard, defending, described it as an isolated incident and said: ‘She was remorseful in interview at the police station, admitting the offence at the earliest opportunity.

‘She thinks MDMA may have been in the communal drinks she was sharing with her friends.

‘There was no intent, a conditional discharge would suffice.’

Magistrate Penny Hatfield handed Russell a six month community order.

She said: ‘This was havoc in a hotel over a long period.

‘Members of the public were sufficiently concerned to call police.

‘Assaulting the two police officers was reckless and while not intentional, never the less they were caused pain by this.’

Russell, of Munster Square, Camden, was handed a 6 month community order.

She must also perform a 15 day activity, be under curfew for four weeks, and pay costs and a victim surcharge of £85 each.