Woman describes panic after falling ill with husband at Salisbury restaurant

Police will consider whether the suspected poisoning at a restaurant in Salisbury could have been a hoax

Police will consider whether the suspected poisoning at a restaurant in Salisbury could have been a hoaxTOLGA AKMEN EPA

Anna Shapiro, 30, reportedly became violently ill at a Prezzo restuarant in the city on Sunday night, sparking fears of another nerve agent attack following the poisoning of Sergei Skripal. "Russian Federation is capable of anything".

"I headed up and saw him lying on the floor near the sinks", she told The Sun.

"The hoax line of enquiry comes after it was revealed Mr King, a convicted criminal, once hoaxed Prince Charles by infiltrating a meet-and-greet at a 2006 film premier", according to the i news site.

She said: "I'm sure the Russians think I'm a British spy, I know lots of rich businessmen in central London and because I have the accent people make assumptions about me", moreover, Anna had recently fled London after receiving numerous death threats on her email addresses and social media accounts. I ran downstairs for help.

Police sources said until the man had been spoken to, "we can't rule anything in or out".

The article has since been removed from the newspaper's website "for legal reasons".

"Therefore, at this stage, we are not linking their illness to the recent poisonings in Salisbury and Amesbury".

No arrests have been made and Wiltshire Police said on Wednesday: "This is now a routine investigation".

Shapiro, a model, appeared in The Sun newspaper claiming that Moscow was responsible for poisoning them.

The spokesperson added: "Given recent tragic events in Salisbury, the reporting of an event requiring the evacuation of bars and restaurants ... and that requires tests for the presence of novichok, is of obvious public interest".

The incident on Sunday was revealed by British tabloid The Sun, which reported that senior security sources believed the pair may have been attacked with the rat poison strychnine. On September 16, the couple went to the Prezzo restaurant in Salisbury.

"Both patients are now medically fit and there is no need for them to be in hospital", said Lorna Wilkinson, director of nursing at Salisbury District Hospital. This has been verified through independent technical support.

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