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Eloise Parry: Charges dropped for two accused of student's diet pill death

Shrewsbury | Crime | Published:

Bernard Rebelo is now the only person accused of the manslaughter of the 21-year-old from Shrewsbury.

Shrewsbury student Eloise Parry died after taking a toxic slimming aid

A number of charges have been dropped against a man and woman over the death of a student who bought a toxic slimming aid online.

Eloise Parry, from Shrewsbury, died after taking diet pills containing the poisonous Dinitrophenol (DNP).

Albert Huynh, Bernard Rebelo and Mary Roberts were each charged with two counts of manslaughter over the death of the 21-year-old.

They were also charged with supplying an unsafe food supplement containing DNP between February 24 2014 and February 24 2016.

However those charges against Huynh and Roberts were dropped because of insufficient evidence that they were involved in selling DNP.

A jury at Inner London Crown Court formally returned not-guilty verdicts on Tuesday.

Rebelo, 30, from Gosport in Hampshire, still faces two counts of manslaughter and one of supplying an unsafe food supplement. He denies all the charges.

Huynh, 33, from Northolt, north-west London, was discharged in the case.

Roberts, 32, also from Gosport, faces a remaining count of money laundering after allegedly transferring £20,000 for and on behalf of Rebelo.

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