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Nanny in court over Ann Summers poisoning bid

  • 5 January 2011
  • From the section England
Jacqueline Gold
Image caption Jacqueline Gold hired Allison Cox to look after her daughter

A Sussex nanny has appeared in court charged with trying to poison Ann Summers boss Jacqueline Gold by lacing her food with screen wash.

Allison Cox, 33, of East Grinstead, West Sussex, is accused of three counts of administering poison with intent to annoy.

She was bailed following her appearance at Redhill Magistrates' Court on Wednesday.

Ms Cox is due to appear at Guildford Crown Court on 20 January.

She was hired by multi-millionaire lingerie and sex toy tycoon Ms Gold, 50, to look after her child at her home in Whyteleafe, Surrey.

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