Ukrainian refugee’s urgent plea after running off with Brit bloke and biting cop

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    A Ukrainian refugee who shacked up with a married Brit bloke has issued a desperate plea on social media after the relationship turned sour.

    Sofiia Karkadym, 23, first met Tony Garnett in May 2022 after he and his wife of 10 years, Lorna Garnett, signed up to take in a refugee fleeing Vladimir Putin's invasion. Just 10 days after Sofiia moved from Lviv into the family home in Bradford, she and Tony, 30, moved into their own love nest in the same city.

    However the affair turned sour after several months as security guard Tony accused Sofiia of being abusive and drinking heavily. The relationship soon broke down but Sofiia's behaviour continued and she was found "visibly upset" at her ex-lover's flat in May 2023.

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    Cops were called to the scene and tried to move Sofiia from the home, but she refused and bit one of them, Bradford Magistrates' Court heard. On Monday (December 4), Sofiia was ordered to pay ordered to pay the victim £150 compensation after pleading guilty to the assault, the Daily Star previously reported.

    The court heard Sofiia was hoping to return to Ukraine as "soon as possible." However, in a desperate social media post, the refugee said she is still in the UK with no money and nowhere to stay.

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    "I am in Leeds Airport and happened that I have nowhere to stay and can't use my bank card," she wrote. "And it's freezing. Can anyone help, please?"

    Sofiia's situation was described during the trial as "unusual" by bench chairman Brian Outlaw. She was found at the property after learning one of her friends had been killed in Ukraine.

    Sofiia was then placed in handcuffs by PC Andrew Jordinson but she managed to slip out of one of them. PC Jordinson and his colleague then picked her up and carried her out of the flat.

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    Addressing the court, PC Jordinson said: "The defendant looked down and then bit my hand between the thumb and finger in my right hand. I cried out and pushed her to the floor to prevent her biting again."

    Mitigating, Lisa Julian said of Sofiia: "She had been drinking and had just found out her friend in the Ukraine had been killed."

    Meanwhile Tony's ex-partner Lorna said she had been left feeling like the "third wheel" in her relationship. The mum-of-two said she felt "unwelcome in her own home" and claimed Sofiia would make obvious attempts to seduce Tony, like wearing low-cut tops.

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    • Vladimir Putin
    • Russia Ukraine war
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