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Oxford student ‘too posh to be jailed’ finds love again with wealthy son of a £1.2bn Russian tycoon

The Oxford medical student who was ‘too bright’ to be jailed after stabbing her Tinder date has found love again with the son a Russian billionaire.

Lavinia Woodward, 24, is now in a relationship with 21-year-old businessman Philip Kagalovsky, whose father counts Roman Abramovich as one of his closest friends, MailOnline can reveal.

The couple have been together since last February and live together in a flat in an exclusive suburb of South West London.

Oxford student Lavinia Woodward who was ‘too bright to be jailed’ after stabbing her Tinder date with a bread knife has found love again with Philip Kagalovsky (pictured)

Miss Woodward, 24, is living with her new boyfriend in London and they have set up a greetings card company together where they are both listed as company directors

Miss Woodward, 24, is living with her new boyfriend in London and they have set up a greetings card company together where they are both listed as company directors

Miss Woodward (pictured arriving at court in September) was handed a suspended 10 month jail term - but her application to take her sentence to the Court of Appeal has been rejected

Miss Woodward (pictured arriving at court in September) was handed a suspended 10 month jail term – but her application to take her sentence to the Court of Appeal has been rejected

Miss Woodward, a student at Christ Church at Oxford, was this week denied permission to appeal her 10-month suspended sentence for stabbing her then boyfriend Thomas Fairclough in the leg with a bread knife.

Judge Ian Pringle QC described her as ‘an extraordinarily able young lady’ and said that sending her to prison would harm her hopes of becoming a surgeon.

Miss Woodward, a budding surgeon, who has suspended her studies Oxford University, has posted a series of images of her and Mr Kagalovsky on social media. 

Mr Kagalovsky, Miss Woodward's new boyfriend, is the super-rich businessman son of a Russian oil and banking tycoon who is worth £1.2bn and is living in exile in London 

Mr Kagalovsky, Miss Woodward’s new boyfriend, is the super-rich businessman son of a Russian oil and banking tycoon who is worth £1.2bn and is living in exile in London 

Miss Woodward's Facebook profile confirms her relationship with new boyfriend Mr Kagalovsky, which was apparently confirmed in February with this post (pictured)

Miss Woodward’s Facebook profile confirms her relationship with new boyfriend Mr Kagalovsky, which was apparently confirmed in February with this post (pictured)

Miss Woodward was this week denied permission to appeal her 10-month suspended sentence for stabbing her then boyfriend Thomas Fairclough in the leg with a breadknife

Budding surgeon Miss Woodward has suspended her studies Oxford University

Miss Woodward was this week denied permission to appeal her 10-month suspended sentence for stabbing her then boyfriend Thomas Fairclough in the leg with a bread knife

In one photo, uploaded just before Christmas, the couple grin as they pose in front of an ice skating rink.

Another image shows Mr Kagalovsky, who shortens his surname to Kay, with his arm around Miss Woodward in a bar as she clutches a red rose. 

He is a former student at the prestigious St Paul’s School in Barnes, West London

His father, Konstantin, is the former vice-president of the oil company Yukos and the former Russian representative to the International Monetary Fund (IMF) who claims to be the owner of Ukranian TV station TVi.

Mr Kagalovsky Senior owns properties in London, New York, Moscow and on the French Riviera. 

He is friends with several other Russian oligarchs including Abramovich and the later Boris Berezovsky.

Meanwhile his mother, Natasha Kagalovsky, was the head of the Bank of New York’s Eastern European division. She and her husband were investigated in the late 1990s as part of a money laundering probe looking into claims that billions of dollars were illegally desposited in the bank by Russian mafia bosses. The couple denied any wrongdoing.

Mr Kagalovsky's father Konstantin (left) is a Russian billionaire businessman who made his fortune in oil and banking

His wife Natasha Kagalovsky (right), was the head of the Bank of New York’s Eastern European division

Mr Kagalovsky’s father Konstantin (left) is a Russian billionaire businessman who made his fortune in oil and banking. His wife Natasha Kagalovsky (right), was the head of the Bank of New York’s Eastern European division

Konstantin Kagalovsky is pictured in 1991 meeting then Prime Minister John Major at Downing Street when the Russian businessman was named Vice-President of the oil giant Yukos

Konstantin Kagalovsky is pictured in 1991 meeting then Prime Minister John Major at Downing Street when the Russian businessman was named Vice-President of the oil giant Yukos

Her son and Miss Woodward are understood to run a printing card business based in West London.

Miss Woodward pleaded guilty to unlawful wounding after attacking her former boyfriend, whom she met on dating app Tinder, while he was visiting in December 2016.

She lashed out after he contacted her mother on Skype when he realised she had been drinking.

She threw a laptop at him and stabbed him in the lower leg with the breadknife, injuring two of his fingers in the process.

The offence would normally carry a custodial sentence but she was spared jail because of her academic record, a decision which sparked furious claims of the judicial system being weighted in favour of those with privileged backgrounds. 

 



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