The Russian model at the centre of the latest Salisbury poisoning scare has claimed she was the victim of a plot, saying: “Vladimir Putin wants me dead.”
Anna Shapiro, 30, has opened up about the moment she and her husband Alex King, 42, both fell ill while dining out at a Prezzo restaurant in the city.
She said she went to look for her husband in the toilets after he did not return for 15 minutes and found him “foaming at the mouth”.
Ms Shapiro then also fell ill and ran to the toilet to be sick, while others called emergency services. The city centre was placed on lockdown amid heightened tensions following the Novichok attack on the Skripals in March .