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Man in hiding after wife's 'antifreeze cocktail'

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Man in hiding after wife's 'antifreeze cocktail'
11:28 CET+01:00
A Swedish man has gone into hiding in Norway after claiming that his wife tried to kill him by serving him antifreeze in a glass of Coca-Cola.

”I never sleep more than one night anywhere. I am scared out of my wits,” 'Anders' told daily Aftonbladet on Monday.

According to the paper, Anders and his 33-year-old wife got married in January and are expecting their first child in February.

But instead of getting ready for the new arrival, Anders is hiding from his wife in Norway, claiming that she has tried to kill him by serving him glycol in a glass of Coke and leaving him to die.

”She left me there in a helpless condition,” said Anders to Aftonbladet.

The couple had planned to move to Norway together after the wedding but somehow the plans fell through.

Since then Anders has lived with the woman and her children on and off on a farm near Linköping, in southern Sweden.

According to his friends, he has long wanted to get a divorce.

At the end of November, Anders suddenly fell ill with what appeared to be symptoms of poisoning.

”I told the police that I was given a glass of Coke and then I was suddenly dead drunk and fell down some stairs,” said Anders.

After feeling worse he went to bed.

”Then she said 'Leave, you can't die here in the house'," he told Aftonbladet.

After picking up her kids, the 33-year-old woman allegedly took Anders' mobile phone form him and left the house.

However, he managed to locate the phone and alert the police, who confirmed that there was glycol in the glass from which Anders had sipped.

The 33-year-old woman, who denies the allegations, was quickly remanded into custody but released after about a week, as police claimed that the suspicions against her where somewhat weaker than initially believed.

According to Anders, the police are not treating the matter as seriously as they should because he is in Norway.

”They say that it's her word against mine. But how can that be with the injuries I have sustained,” he said.

Anders told Aftonbladet on Tuesday that he has now given police access to his medical records, adding that previous incidents, which made no sense at the time, can now be seen in a different light.

Eating a yoghurt, given to him by his wife, earlier in the year, he went funny, couldn't speak and started stumbling.

Around the same time tablets had started go missing from his prescribed medicine to combat depression.

According to Anders, despite having to seek medical advice at the time, it wasn't until the incident in November that he started to put two and two together.

According to the wife's lawyer, Thomas Wasteson, she is adamant that she is innocent.

”She denies having anything to do with this,” he told Aftonbladet.

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