Gym boss who supplied toxic diet pills has sentence cut

Gym boss who supplied toxic diet pills has sentence cut

Jamie GeorgeTim Bugler

A gym owner jailed for supplying a diet pill which can be lethal to humans has had his sentence cut.

Bodybuilder Jamie George is believed to have manufactured up to 10,000 pills a month containing dinitrophenol, or DNP.

But lawyers for George, 32, appealed the sentence and the courts reduced his sentence to 28 months.

Appeal judge Lord Boyd said the original sentence was excessive.

DNP is a highly toxic industrial chemical, used in the manufacture of explosives, insecticide, and in photographic developing.

A recent trend has seen bodybuilders use it for weight reduction, “fat burning” and body sculpture, often in the days running up to contests.

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