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Love Island’s Anna Vakili and sister Mandi APREHENDED for fighting in the street – nevertheless reality star claims she was the one who called the police over fears she was being abducted The siblings were arrested outside of The Dorchester hotel following fighting in the street during a boozy night out in central London

Reported: Anna Vakili and her sister Mandi were arrested outside of The Dorchester hotel after fighting in the street during a boozy night out in central London (pictured recently)

Reported: Anna Vakili and her sister Mandi were arrested outside of The Dorchester hotel after fighting in the street during a boozy night out in central London (pictured recently)

The siblings were nabbed outside of The Dorchester hotel following fighting in the street ‎in the course of a boozy night out in central London
The Love Island star, 31, said she was the one who called the police over fears she was going to be abducted
The sisters were apprehended and then released on suspicion of common assault, notwithstanding Anna has said she wants to ‘sue’ the police over the incident
They were taken to the station and spent 14 hours in police cells before being interrogated by officers and later released
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Anna admitted that she regularly ends up rowing with her younger sister, 29, following having ‘too much to drink’ on nights out
She told the Sun:

‘We got arrested for fighting each other – it wasn’t even a physical fight. Mandi scratched my neck and it was bleeding a tiny bit. It was the tiniest little scratch, and the worst part of this is, that I called the police!’

worst part of this is, that I called the police!’

Worried: However the Love Island star, 31, said she was the one who called the police over fears she was going to be kidnapped - but she ended up spending the night in a cell

Worried: However the Love Island star, 31, said she was the one who called the police over fears she was going to be kidnapped – but she ended up spending the night in a cell

Anna, who appeared on series four of the ITV dating reality show, and Mandi were then handcuffed and put into a police van, where she claims she could see the officers Googling her name in the front seat.

Once they realised the situation was serious, they told officers it was nothing to be concerned about and that they were sisters.

However they were taken to the station and spent 14 hours in police cells before being quizzed by officers and later released.

Oh no! While the siblings waiting for police to arrive after reporting their kidnapping fears they ended up in fighting just after midnight on April 11 last year (pictured November 2021)

 Oh no! While the siblings waiting for police to arrive after reporting their kidnapping fears they ended up in fighting just after midnight on April 11 last year (pictured November 2021)

Anna said: ‘The next morning during my video interview, I told them I would sue them, and that she was my sister. I was saying, “have you never had a fight with your sister?” I love my sister more than anything in this world.’

When approached for comment about Anna’s claims, a spokesman for Met police told the publication : ‘Police were called at approximately 00:06hrs on Sunday, 11 April to reports of a disturbance in Park Lane, W1.

‘Officers attended and spoke to a witness who reported seeing two women involved in an altercation. No injuries were reported.

Anna Vakili shows off her toned figure and parties in Mykonos
‘Two women, aged 29 and 30, were arrested on suspicion of common assault and taken into custody.

‘Following enquiries it was established that no further action was necessary and both were released from custody.’

MailOnline have contacted Met Police for comment.

In May 2020, Anna claimed she was set upon by a group of who ‘threatened them with illegal weapons’ during the Bank Holiday weekend.

She released a statement, insisting she was forced to act in ‘self-defence’ after a ‘drug-using’ teenager ‘swung’ at her cousin Asal – a claim her family firmly denied.

In a video shared on social media, the TV personality can be seen dragging a young woman by her hair across the concrete, before Mandi kicks her in the head following a heated exchange.

Love Island’s Anna Vakili involved in fight in Hyde Park
Brawl: Anna (pictured far left), her sister Mandi (pictured far right) and her cousin were embroiled in a fight in London's Hyde Park against a group of wome
Brawl: Anna (pictured far left), her sister Mandi (pictured far right) and her cousin were embroiled in a fight in London’s Hyde Park against a group of wome

The pharmacist kicked off her post by referring to abuse she’s been met with online, stating:

‘Since coming out of Love Island it’s become my normal for people to shout abuse at me in the streets and I have learned to turn a blind eye and remove myself from the situation.’

Anna later said she, Mandi, her cousin and her boyfriend were approached by a group, who ‘subjected them to continuous verbal abuse’ and claimed they possessed a gun.

The TV star added:

‘Yesterday I was having a picnic in the park with my sister, boyfriend and cousin when we were subjected to continuous verbal abuse from a group who came near us who were doing drugs.

‘Wanting to remove ourselves away from them we packed up to leave they came over swung at my cousin and threw her by her hair leaving her bleeding. Out of self defense we had to get them off of her and leave.

Cousin of girl involved in Anna Vakili fight gives their side
Attacked? Anna released a statement on Instagram, insisting she was forced to act in 'self-defence' after 'threatened them with illegal weapons'
Attacked? Anna released a statement on Instagram, insisting she was forced to act in ‘self-defence’ after ‘threatened them with illegal weapons’
Vicious: Anna can be seen dragging a young woman by her hair, before her sister Mandi kicks her in the head

Vicious: Anna can be seen dragging a young woman by her hair, before her sister Mandi kicks her in the head

Sharing her side: In a statement released on Instagram on Tuesday, the Love Island star, 29, insisted she was forced to act in ‘self-defense’ after a group ‘swung’ at her cousin

‘There was a large group of them and not many of us. These are not ‘innocent children’ the guys with them kept shouting they have a gun, and they tried to steal my sisters phone.

Claiming she’s ‘never had a physical fight ever’, she added:

‘The violent attack has been reported to the police.’

‘If you watch the long video that’s from far slowly. You will see they started attacking my cousin and swinging her on the floor by her hair. All these DMs and messages from people that weren’t even there.

‘Why would we randomly attack anyone ???? Use your brains. We were attacked verbally and physically first because they knew me.

‘Everything we done was to protect ourselves and my cousin. Can’t even enjoy a picnic in peace. Ive just had enough.’ [sic]

'People will do anything to villainize us': Mandi took to social media to share a bruise she sustained from the fight
‘People will do anything to villainize us’: Mandi took to social media to share a bruise she sustained from the fight

A representative for Anna told MailOnline: ‘Anna and Mandi Vakili and others in their group were involved in an unprovoked violent and verbal attack on Monday in Hyde Park which included Mandi and their cousin being hit and punched and the group of attackers attempting to steal their belongings.

‘The very serious matter is now being dealt with the police as they were threatened with illegal weapons during the attack.’

The family of the teenager have since spoken out on social media, insisting the fight kicked off when Asal told the fans to ‘shut up’ after they recognised the reality star from the ITV2 dating series.

Her cousin Nisrine said: ‘Basically my cousin and sister went to Hyde Park, not far away from them were Anna and Mandi, the group of girls.

Injured: The make-up free social media influencer pictured with a cut on her forehead
Injured: The make-up free social media influencer pictured with a cut on her forehead

‘They were just chilling or what not, my sister’s friend saw her, approached and said Eid Mubarak. You as a famous person, people will approach you, so she kept calling Anna.

The Asa girl told her to shut up, my sister’s friend walked off. My sister and cousin stayed by themselves. The Asal girl approached my sister and told her to shut up.

‘My sister was confused, she thought do I even know you? What have I done to you? She said I’m going to punch you up.’

Urging their fans to ‘be aware of the people you look up to’, she added: ‘Obviously when someone comes to your face, you’re going to defend herself. Asal kept saying I’m going to F you up.

‘Asal pushed her, then Anna and Mandi went rushing to my cousin and put her on the floor, Anna ripped her shirt open, Mandi kicked her.

Calm before the storm: Anna and Mandi pictured enjoying ice cream before the incident took place
Calm before the storm: Anna and Mandi pictured enjoying ice cream before the incident took place
Having fun: The YouTuber enjoyed a boogie session as the group let loose amid the coronavirus lockdown

Having fun: The YouTuber enjoyed a boogie session as the group let loose amid the corona virus lock-down

‘This could have been anyone’s sister or cousin, we are not doing this for followers, people using them as a brand, what are you guys doing? These are the kind of influencers that you’re shouting out.

‘We just saw the message Anna posted, wallahi [I swear to God] she is the biggest liar. It was only my cousin and sister, there were no drugs, no guns, no nothing. She has the audacity to lie, we have the evidence.

‘What drugs are you saying? If you want to talk about drugs, you do a drug test sunni. You got caught!’

A spokesperson for the Metropolitan Police told MailOnline:

‘We are aware of an allegation of assault in Hyde Park, on Monday, May 25, at approximately 20:00. We will attempt to contact the complainant to establish the circumstances.’

Since her stint on the ITV2 reality show in the summer of 2019, the brunette has spent the last few months working as a social media influencer and TV personality.

Last month, however, Anna revealed she would be returning to her job as a pharmacist, as due to the global corona virus pandemic it ‘felt wrong not to’.

Tasty: The London native revealed she purchased the food, featuring falafel, sandwiches and coleslaw, from M&S
Tasty: The London native revealed she purchased the food, featuring falafel, sandwiches and coleslaw, from M&S

 

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