Nanny Poison Charge
5 January 2011, 16:30
A nanny appeared in court today charged with attempting to poison Ann Summers boss Jacqueline Gold by contaminating her food with screen wash.
Allison Cox, 33, was hired by the underwear tycoon - reputed to be worth #180 million - to look after her child Scarlett at her mansion in Whyteleafe, Surrey.
The allegations are believed to have come to light after Ms Gold, 50, became concerned about the taste of food prepared by her chef.
Cox of East Grinstead, West Sussex, was charged on December 17 with three counts of administering poison with intent to annoy.
She did not enter pleas when she appeared at Redhill Magistrates' Court today and was granted unconditional bail to appear at Guildford Crown Court on January 20, a court spokesman said.