Couple discharged from hospital after falling ill at Prezzo restaurant in Salisbury

  • Couple discharged from hospital after falling ill at Prezzo restaurant in Salisbury

Couple discharged from hospital after falling ill at Prezzo restaurant in Salisbury

Panic returned briefly to the Wiltshire town, already on high alert, after a man appeared to fall ill in a branch of mid-market Italian restaurant Prezzo at 6.45pm on Sunday.

While police have since ruled out any Novichok link to Sunday's incident, 30-year-old model Anna Shapiro told "The Sun" newspaper that she and her husband were the two people targeted with suspected rat poison.

Meanwhile, a Prezzo spokesperson said: "We wish to confirm that the chemical strychnine is not used in Prezzo in Salisbury".

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Witnesses described a scene like "Armageddon" as police and emergency services, some wearing protective suits, rushed to the scene on Sunday evening in Salisbury.

However, police sources yesterday "suggested that one line of inquiry could be that a hoax had taken place", says The Guardian.

Mr King's wife, Russian-born Ms Shapiro, alleges she ran away from her home nation amid a barrage of death threats.

The Sun's original story about Shapiro's claims was unavailable on its website on Thursday morning.

He inserted himself into an official line-up of stars being greeted by Prince Charles and was later interviewed by the media about his deception.

At the time he said it was part of a £100,000 bet with his employer, Edward Davenport - a convicted fraudster.

The men who identified themselves as Petrov and Boshirov on state television last week said they took a leisure trip to Salisbury to see the "world-famous" cathedral and its spire.

In 2004, he pleaded guilty to three counts of distributing indecent photographs or pseudo-photographs of children at London's Horseferry Road Magistrates' Court. "Both patients are now medically fit and there is no need for them to be in hospital".

They were eating at Prezzo restaurant, which is just a short walk from where Sergei Skripal and his daughter Yulia were found unconscious after coming into contact with a Soviet-grade nerve agent in March.

"While this incident did not involve nerve agents, it was still clearly very stressful for our staff who, once again, demonstrated the very best of the NHS".