Diet Pills Death Inquest In Shrewsbury

An inquest has heard how a student sent a message saying she knew she was going to die after taking toxic "slimming pills"

Eloise Parry, 21, apologised to her university lecturer for "being so stupid'' in the heart-breaking message, sent around four hours before her death.

An inquest in Shrewsbury has heard how Miss Parry, who had a history with bulimia, died after taking eight unlicensed tablets containing dinitrophenol (DNP), which she bought on-line.

Shropshire Coroner John Ellery, ruled that the death was accidental, and said he would be writing to the Government urging a review of the classification of DNP, which is marketed on-line as a 'fat burning' pill.

Miss Parry's mother, Fiona Parry, her younger sister Rebecca, and four other family members attended the hearing at Shropshire's Shirehall.

Fiona spoke to Heart after the inquest:

In a text message, read to the court by Detective Sergeant Andy Chatting, Miss Parry said: "I screwed up big time. Binged/purged all night and took four pills at 4am.

"I took another four when I woke and I started vomiting soon after. I think I am going to die.

"No one is known to survive if they vomit after taking DNP. I am so scared.''

Miss Parry was a student at Glyndwr University in Wrexham sending a message to her lecturer and tutors sayig "I am so sorry for being so stupid."

She continued: "Thank you for everything. I never deserved it. Please pass on my absolute appreciation for all that you have done for me."

"Thank you more than words. Ella.''

The student, who lived at a flat in Shrewsbury, died at around 3.25pm after being admitted to the Royal Shrewsbury Hospital's accident and emergency department at 9.56am on April 12 this year.