Salisbury poisoning attack victim Shapiro states she is daughter of top military official under Russian President Putin

Salisbury poisoning attack victim Shapiro states she is daughter of top military official under Russian President Putin
Anna Shapiro and her husband Alex King Photo: Life

The woman's father was forced to leave London due to the threats.

30-year-old Israeli citizen Anna Shapiro, the victim of Prezzo restaurant poisoning attack, claims her father was a top military official under Russian president Vladimir Putin, The Sun reports. The woman's father was forced to leave London due to the threats.

Anna became an Israeli citizen in 2006 - against her family’s wishes. 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.

Anna was born in Nizhny Novgorod, she moved to London in 2008 and met businessman Alex soon after. In 2018 they got married. On September 16, the couple went to the Prezzo restaurant in Salisbury. The establishment is located 300 meters from the restaurant Zizzi, where Sergei and Yulia Skripals dined on the day of their poisoning on March 4.

Towards the end of the meal, Alex began to look and feel ill. After 15 minutes she began to get worried, saw him lying on the floor, he was foaming at the mouth. Anna raised the alarm then suddenly felt ill and rushed to the toilet to be violently sick before collapsing. Both victims were hospitalized.

Senior security sources believe Anna and Alex may have been attacked with strychnine, The Sun reports.

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