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Nanny charged with Ann Summers poisoning bid

Jacqueline Gold
Image caption Ann Summers boss Jacqueline Gold hired Allison Cox to look after her daughter

A nanny has been charged with trying to poison the boss of the multimillion-pound Ann Summers empire by lacing her food with screen wash.

Allison Cox, 33, of East Grinstead, Sussex, was charged on 17 December with three counts of administering poison with intent to annoy, police said.

She was hired by tycoon Jacqueline Gold, 50, to look after her child at her home in Whyteleafe, Surrey.

Ms Cox is due to appear at South East Surrey Magistrates' Court on 5 January.

A Surrey police spokeswoman said: "The charges relate to alleged contaminated food consumed at an address in Whyteleafe."

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