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21-year-old 'burned up from within' and died after taking diet pills bought online

Her mother said the doctors ‘never stood a chance of saving her’.

ELOISE AIMEE PARRY died after taking ‘diet pills’ bought over the internet.

The 21-year-old student from Shrewsbury went to hospital when she started to feel unwell after taking eight of the pills and died withing hours on Sunday April 12.

The tablets are currently being tested and are believed to contain a substance called dinitrophenol or DNP, which is highly toxic and very dangerous.

Eloise’s mum, Fiona Parry, said the doctors ‘never stood a chance of saving her’ as “she was literally burning up from within”.

“It is such a great sadness that her life ended so soon, and, in many ways, ended before it had really had a chance to begin.

She never intended to take her own life. She just never really understood how dangerous the tablets that she took were. Most of us don’t believe that a slimming tablet could possibly kill us.

West Mercia Police are conducting a full investigation into the circumstances of Eloise’s death and are sending a stark reminder to the public of the dangers of buying substances online. Chief Inspector Jennifer Mattinson said:

We are undoubtedly concerned over the origin and sale of these pills and are working with partner agencies to establish where they were bought from and how they were advertised.

“The coroner’s report will establish the exact cause of Eloise’s death but we urge the public to be incredibly careful when purchasing medicine or supplements over the internet. Substances from unregistered websites could put your health at risk as they could be extremely harmful, out-of-date or fake.”

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