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Woman found guilty in Sean Cleathero bodybuilder trial

Sean Cleathero Image copyright Thames Valley Police
Image caption Sean Cleathero died hours after drinking the toxic herbicide

A woman has been found guilty of perverting the court of justice in connection with the death of a bodybuilder.

Sean Cleathero, 28, died after taking the drug Dinitrophenol (DNP) at a gym in High Wycombe in 2012.

Jamie Chivers, 44, Peter Purkins, 47, and Jason King, 41, are on trial at the Old Bailey. They all deny manslaughter.

The jury is considering its verdicts but found Laura Hague, 23, guilty of removing evidence.

Mr Cleathero died in Wycombe Hospital, hours after drinking the toxic herbicide, on 16 October, the court heard.

The jury retired on Tuesday to consider its verdicts for Mr Chivers, of Spring Gardens Road, High Wycombe, Mr Purkins, of Heather Walk, High Wycombe, Mr King, of Hazell Road, Great Missenden, and Hague, of Orchard Grove, Chalfont St Peter.

Hague also denies conspiracy to produce and supply a class C drug. Mr King also denies perverting the course of justice by removing evidence.

The judge has told the jury he would accept a majority decision on the charges.

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