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23/07/2015 03:22 BST | Updated 22/07/2016 06:12 BST

Eloise Parry: Inquest Due Into Death Linked To 'Toxic Diet Pills'

An inquest will be held today on a 21-year-old woman who is thought to have taken "diet pills" containing a highly toxic chemical.

Eloise Parry died at the Royal Shrewsbury Hospital on April 12 this year, prompting police to issue a warning about the dangers of buying medicines and supplements online.

Officers from West Mercia Police said tablets taken by Miss Parry were believed to include a quantity of dinitrophenol, also known as DNP.

The industrial chemical, which is unfit for human consumption, has been linked to several deaths in the UK and was the subject of an Interpol warning notice issued to 190 countries in May.

The inquest into Miss Parry's fatal collapse is due to be heard in Shrewsbury by the Senior Coroner for Shropshire, John Ellery.