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Inquest Told Ecstasy Bags Burst In Teenager’s Stomach In Ibiza

Rebecca Brock died in September, 2015

In September, 2015, 18-year-old law student Rebecca Brock was found with a pool of blood next to her head at a hotel in Ibiza.  

The UK teenager, who was discovered in a room at the Marco Polo hotel, was found with double the level of a usually fatal dose of ecstasy in her stomach.

As The Times reports, an inquest has been told that up to five bags of ecstasy may have exploded in Rebecca’s stomach.

Her mother, Margarita Brock told Nottingham Coroners’ Court that Rebecca may have been forced to swallow the pills.

“Spanish authorities say five bags were found which were wrapped with elastic bands,” she said, as reported by The Sun.

“They said it would probably have been four hours before something happened.”

Margarita said her daughter often experienced difficulty swallowing pills.

“She wouldn’t take any pills easily — I can’t imagine that getting in her body at all,” she explained.

“If she didn’t have to take a pill she wouldn’t do because she couldn’t swallow it. I can’t see any other way than someone making that happen.” 

Rebecca was on a holiday on the party island for her friend’s birthday, and was found unresponsive six days after her arrival.

Toxicologist Dr Stephen Morley told The Sun that Spanish authorities ruled that Rebecca had died approximately 48 hours before she was discovered in her room.

A “potentially fatal concentration” of ecstasy and traces of alcohol was found in her body.

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