Russian model claims Putin tried to kill her with rat poison

Major incident at Prezzo in Salisbury

Major incident at Prezzo in Salisbury

"I laughed and said, 'I hope we don't get poisoned, '" she said.

While Shapiro has been discharged and is now staying at a Salisbury hotel under 24/7 police surveillance, her husband Kind is still in the hospital in critical condition. I ran downstairs for help.

In a weird twist to the novichok saga, Russian-born Anna Shapiro told a British red-top newspaper that she and her husband were the couple who had been dining at the Prezzo restaurant when they fell ill on Sunday.

Hospitalized Russian Anna Shapiro said in an interview with The Sun tabloid newspaper that, in her opinion, it was an attempt to poison her for her decision to leave Russia.

As a result of the testing, police are not linking their illness to the recent poisonings in Salisbury and Amesbury.

Russian model Anna Shapiro claimed Wednesday that she and her husband Alex King were the target of a poison attack ordered by the Kremlin in Britain's Salisbury.

Soon after Ms Shapiro went to raise the alarm, she began to feel unwell too.

Parts of the city in southwest England were sealed off and a hazardous area response team called to the scene after the pair became unwell at an Italian restaurant on Sunday evening.

The police statement said tests on the two - identified only as 42-year-old man and a 30-year-old woman - were still ongoing.

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The restaurant is also located to the nearby Queen Elizabeth Gardens, which was until recently closed off after 44-year-old Dawn Sturgess was fatally poisoned by novichok in June.

"(She said) "Oh my God, we need an ambulance, we need an ambulance, someone help we need an ambulance", Ms Worne told the Press Association.

Paramedics arrived and donned protective clothing after discovering the two patients.

Anna was born in Nizhny Novgorod but became an Israeli citizen in 2006 - against her family's wishes.

She said: 'It is harrowing waiting for news of Alex.

She said: "I'm pretty sure the Russian think I'm a British spy". They married last month. He has regained consciousness which is marvelous.

Wiltshire Police said they were assessed at Salisbury District Hospital due to concerns they had been "exposed to an unknown substance".

"Given recent events in Salisbury, the reporting of an event requiring the evacuation of bars and restaurants by police officers in bio-hazard suits, and that requires tests for the presence of Novichok, is of obvious public interest", a spokesman for the Sun added.

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