Eloise Parry told her university lecturer she was “sorry for being so stupid” after taking pills bought online, a coroner hears. A student sent a text saying “I think I am going to die” after taking lethal drugs advertised as diet pills, an inquest heard. The year-old managed to drive herself to hospital after typing that she was “sorry for being so stupid”. But her fateful message, sent after she had taken eight unlicensed tablets containing dinitrophenol DNP that she bought online, proved tragically accurate. Miss Parry’s death helped prompt a global alert from Interpol over diet pills. Please use Chrome browser for a more accessible video player. Her text message, sent to a lecturer at Glyndwr University in Wrexham, said: “I screwed up big time.
By Rebecca Evans. Bernard Rebelo was a friendly, polite resident of the apartment he rented in an upmarket Art Deco block in North West London. Although neighbours say they found his love of noisy superbikes and sports cars annoying at times, they had no real complaints. He was a fine example of a hard-working, upwardly mobile, thirtysomething professional doing well for himself, they assumed. But little did they know that, inside, he was operating a multi-million-pound business which twisted the law to sell deadly so-called ‘diet pills’ to vulnerable people online. That some of these customers ended up dying was something of an occupational hazard. More to the point, neither were they aware that he was storing barrel-loads of highly volatile, explosive compounds in his flat — as dangerous as TNT and enough to take out the entire building at any stage. In June, Rebelo, 31, was jailed for seven years for manslaughter after an internet trail, following the death of a disturbed young woman, led to his flat in Harrow. There, police found 25kg of DNP, an industrial chemical used in fertilisers, dyes, photography development and wood preservatives, which goes by the chemical name 2,4-dinitrophenol. It is also famed for its fat-burning properties — and the excruciatingly painful deaths it can cause in those who choose to swallow it.
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She was wrong. However, in February , after the new trial, a jury unanimously convicted Rebelo of manslaughter by gross negligence and of supplying a poison falsely described as suitable for use as a slimming aid. Daily Coronavirus Briefing. Marilyn Glenville, who was involved with the programme, says she was dismayed by how easily DNP could be bought. Already have an account? Why is this law not used? What begins with sweating, high temperature and rapid heartbeat can rapidly progress to muscular spasms, seizures and multi-organ failure. Payments were routed through multiple accounts in different countries. But despite such cautionary tales, demand for these pills continues.