A Ukrainian refugee who was dumped by his Yorkshire lover after leaving her family has admitted biting a policeman.
Sophia Karkadim, 23, pleaded guilty when she appeared at Bradford Magistrates’ Court yesterday.
Carcadem made headlines last year when she began a romance with Tony Garnett, 30.
He left his partner of 10 years and two children to live with him after the family accepted him as a refugee.
The blonde gave a one-finger salute to a MailOnline photographer outside Bradford Magistrates’ Court.
Sofia Karkadim, 23, (pictured with her ex-boyfriend Tony Garnett, 29, last July) appeared in court 24 hours after a judge issued a warrant in her absence for allegedly assaulting a policeman.
Bradford Magistrates’ Court confirmed that Sophia, of no fixed address, pleaded guilty to assaulting an emergency worker when she appeared in court.
Karkadim was staying at his former flat in Grape Street, Bradford, West Yorkshire when PC Andrew Jordinson and colleagues attended the property before the alleged attack.
PC Jordinson was bitten during the inspection and Karkadim was charged with section 39 assault and section 1 assault on an emergency worker.
The Grape Street flat was reportedly badly damaged when Karkadim vacated his rental property
Tony Garnett, Karkadem’s now estranged boyfriend, pictured outside Bradford Magistrates’ Court yesterday
He returned to the UK to attend the trial, but is believed to have suffered travel delays by rail.
After District Judge Boyd issued the warrant without bail at Bradford Magistrates’ Court on Monday, Karkadim’s barrister Celine Khan told the court that he had not turned up that day.
His guilty plea appears to be the final twist in a love story across borders that has captivated romance fans around the world.
In December Tony traveled to war-torn Ukraine to rekindle his relationship with Karkadim.
They split up after rowing over his drunken outbursts.
In an exclusive interview with MailOnline, she told how she wanted to give their relationship another chance after ten weeks apart.
He said: ‘I think we can do this. She is a really interesting lady and always has interesting things to talk about. I want to get to know him better and this time we will take things slowly.’
Security guard Tony infamously fell for blonde IT manager Sofia last May when he and his partner of ten years Lorna Garnett, 28, joined a government scheme to help Ukrainian refugees and invited her to their home in Bradford, West Yorkshire.
He was branded a love rat when he and Sofia left his family home and moved in with Lorna, the mother of him and his two daughters, just ten days after fleeing the Russian invasion.
Tony Garnett (left), 30, insisted he forgave Sofia Karkadim (right), 22, for his drunken outburst after flying to see him in war-torn Ukraine to rekindle their romance and meet her family.
Security guard Tony infamously fell for blonde IT manager Sophia last May when he and his partner of ten years Lorna Garnett (right), 28, joined a government scheme to help Ukrainian refugees and invited her to their home in Bradford, West Yorkshire.
The couple move into a rented love nest cottage in Bradford, but their relationship sours when Tony repeatedly accuses Sophia of being drunk and abusive.
He claims that his heavy drinking and jealousy of his two daughters led to arguments between them.
Heavily tattooed Tony finally dumped his young lover last October after she allegedly drove a knife through their kitchen wall in a row and became enraged while they celebrated her 30th birthday.
Sophia ignored orders to stay away from him and was arrested by the police for harassment after returning to their home to beg him to take her back.
As she tearfully flew back to Ukraine as her initial refugee status expired, Tony told MailOnline how her relationship with him had been ‘a huge mistake’.
The British dad who ran off with a Ukrainian refugee (pictured together) when she came to live with his family, at one point wanted to marry her.
But the couple kept in touch through regular video phone calls and Tony decided to visit her in Ukraine.
He flew to Poland and boarded a bus to cross the border before arriving at his family’s home in a village a few hours later from Lviv.
At that time they rekindled their romance and returned to live together in Yorkshire.
Tony said: ‘Honestly I miss him and my anger at his drinking has subsided.
‘He promised me he would never touch alcohol again and since the day I came to see him in Ukraine he hasn’t touched a drink. And he never returned to Yorkshire either.
‘I knew it was very difficult for him to leave his family and his country and come to Bradford to drink.’
He said he and Sophia spoke to his parents and his grandmother who showered him with affection and cooked for him every day.
Tony added: ‘The welcome I got from his family was incredible. I could now see again in Sophia the good-natured qualities of her relatives.
‘He comes from a very nice family and they are all very loving. They put their trust in me to take care of their daughter and that’s what I will do. I promised them.’
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