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Investigations Re Dinitrophenol (319_16)


I request disclosure of data under the terms of the freedom of information act.
I understand you have 20 working days in which to reply.
I would like data relating to Dinitrophenol (DNP) which is often used by people as a weight loss pill.
For your reference, more information about this drug here;

I would like the following;

1. For each of the past five financial years (2010/11 to 14/15) please state the number of investigations your force has conducted regarding DNP.
If possible, please state the nature of the investigation ie sale of the drug for human consumption, illegal importing…
2. For each of the past five financial years, please state the number of people who were arrested with offences relating to DNP and please state what those charges were on each occasion.
3. Of those arrested please state the outcome, ie released with no further action, charged, caution.


I am writing to inform you that we have searched our records for Incidents / Crimes recorded since 2010 with the MO key words ‘DNP’ ‘Dinitrophenol’, ‘Diet’ and ‘Weight loss’. We found nothing related to this subject. Therefore the information you requested is not held by West Midlands Police.


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