Calls to reclassify deadly slimming aid DNP as explosive

A father wants to see DNP, a substance contained in diet pills which led to his daughter's death, reclassified as an explosive substance.

Doug Shipsey is calling for a change in the law after his daughter Beth, 21, from Worcester, died after taking tablets containing the industrial chemical in February 2017.

Mr Shipsey believes that forcing people to have a licence to possess it could restrict its sale.

Explosive expert Dr Sidney Alford says just 35ml of DNP can be used as an explosive.

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