The 88 British suicides 'linked to Canadian poison seller Kenneth Law'

The 88 British suicides 'linked to Canadian poison seller Kenneth Law'

Pictured: Tragic TikTok star, OCD patient and TA reservist among 88 British suicides ‘linked to Canadian online poison seller Kenneth Law’

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A TikTok star, two students, a music fan, together with an OCD sufferer and a Territorial Army reservist are among 88 UK suicides now formally linked to a Canadian chef accused of selling poison online.

The UK’s National Crime Agency yesterday launched an official investigation into Kenneth Law, 57, and scores of deaths throughout the country.

A list gathered by the International Criminal Police Organization, more commonly known as Interpol, containing details of Law’s 232 British customers was handed to the NCA – dubbed Britain’s FBI – who went on to establish how many had died.

The UK deaths linked to Law, who will appear in a court in Ontario today charged with two offences of aiding suicide in Canada, are known to span at least two years.

Today questions were being asked as to whether more could have been done earlier to stop the poison being sold.

David Parfett, whose son Tom died after taking it, told MailOnline: ‘It really didn’t need to be this high a number of cases.

Tom Parfett, 22, from Berkshire, died shortly after buying products from Law’s company 

Neha Raju died after buying products from Kenneth Law’s company and is among the 88 linked

‘There were enough signals early on in investigations worldwide to have stopped this and stopped it sooner which would have saved lives. I think that should be the focus.

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‘Surrey Police weren’t even aware that two people within months, one of which was Tom, had died in the same way from taking this.

‘It’s like our children were handed a loaded gun and told how to shoot themselves. This poison is the same thing.

‘It comes back to the police not showing enough curiosity or following their own processes – they are meant to catch things like this.’ 

Music fan Tom Windsor, 29, is believed to be the first occurring death among the 88 being studied by the NCA.

Mr Windsor had ordered the poison from Law’s website and it had arrived by post at his flat, where he took it on June 10, 2021.

A police civilian investigator told the young man’s inquest that he had phoned 999 after taking it.

While speaking to the call handler, he was described as being very calm and polite  – but the phone call suggested immediate regret. 

By the time the ambulance arrived he had already died and could not be saved.

Michael Dunham died on October 13, 2021, after buying poison from Kenneth Law’s company

Imogen Nunn, 25 – known as Deaf Immy on the social media platform where she raised hearing and mental health issues – died in January after being sent the poison by Law

Four months later Londoner Michael Dunham, 38, who had OCD and autistism, texted a friend a picture of the packet of poison which featured Law’s company name.

He died on the Isle of Wight on October 13, 2021.

His sister Hollie Arnavut contacted Law by e-mail before discovering his other websites selling the poison.

She told the Times: ‘I just get so sad that my children are never going to know my brother. Michael was such a good brother. He was kind. He was someone I could always talk to.

‘I can never see the world in the same way now I know about Kenneth Law’s websites. I’ll never forgive that man.’

Two weeks later student Tom Parfett, from Maidenhead in Berkshire, took his own life aged 22 after buying the substance from Law’s company.

He had found him through a website, where he had been told the method he should follow.

Member of the Territorial Army Gary Cooper was found dead in his bedroom in Kendal by his father on July 3, 2022

Music fan Tom Windsor, 29, is believed to be the first occurring death among the 88 being studied by the NCA

On October 28, 2021, he checked into a Premier Inn in Sunbury-on-Thames, Surrey, where he was found dead by a member of staff after following the online suggestions.

His father told MailOnline today: ‘It’s that sick, They give instructions how to do it.

‘One of those is not to leave the packet nearby which my son did not do, it was there. My issue now is great there is going to be an investigation, but what is going to happen to stop others out there?’

Student Neha Raju, 23, was found dead in her lodgings in Guildford, Surrey, on April 8, 2022.

She had gone online to buy the poison after researching it on suicide forums online.

County coroner Anna Loxton had seemed to be alert to the problem and had even contacted Health Secretary Therese Coffey to raise the issue.

Aerospace engineer turned chef Kenneth Law is accused of sending packages containing ‘suicide poison’ to vulnerable people 

Anthony Jones, a 17-year-old from Michigan, was one of Law’s alleged victims. He ran to his mother screaming ‘I want to live’ after he ingested the substance that eventually killed him

She expressed concerns it was ‘freely available to be purchased from the ­internet in lethal quantities for delivery within the UK’.

Member of the Territorial Army Gary Cooper was found dead in his bedroom in Kendal by his father on July 3, 2022.

Timeline of identified UK deaths linked to Kenneth Law’s ‘poison by post’ 

June 10, 2021: Tom Windsor, 29

October 13, 2012: Michael Dunham, 38

October 28, 2021: Tom Parfett, 22

April 8, 2022: Neha Raju, 23

July 3, 2022: Gary Cooper, 41

January 1, 2023: Imogen Nunn, 25

Paramedics rushed to the scene but were unable to revive him.

Police found a nearby packet of the poison, which was postmarked to Canada. It is understood this is part of the NCA’s investigation.

After Mr Cooper’s death, his  mother Maureen told his inquest he had been ‘such a kind person’ and that ‘everybody liked him’.

Then on January 1 this year deaf British TikTok star Imogen Nunn, 25, took her own life after being sent a ‘suicide kit’ by Law.

Ms Nunn – known as Deaf Immy on the social media platform – earned money through endorsement deals with companies who provide support within the deaf community.

She found Law’s online business last year and it posted her the substance. The website has since been taken down.

Her parents Ray and Louise Nunn, of Bognor Regis, were devastated to be told by police, five months after her death on New Year’s Day, that a stranger may have helped her take her own life.

There are also another 82 people in the UK who committed suicide, whose identities have not been made public, also linked to Law. 

Craig Turner, deputy director of the NCA, said: ‘Our deepest sympathies are with the loved ones of those who have died.

‘They are being supported by specially trained officers from police forces.

‘In consultation with the Crown Prosecution Service, the NCA has taken the decision to conduct an investigation into potential criminal offences committed in the UK.’

Other countries Law sent packages to include the United States, Australia, New Zealand and Italy.

In Australia, at least ten packages are known to have been sent out, being linked to several deaths within the country.

It is illegal to assist suicide in the UK and Canada, punishable by up to 14 years in prison in both.

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