Mum believes daughter forced to swallow ecstasy bags

A PARTY-LOVING law student had five bags of ecstasy inside her stomach when she was found dead on holiday in Ibiza, an inquest heard.

Rebecca Brock, 18, was discovered with a pool of blood next to her head in a hotel room on September 28, 2015, after travelling to the party island for a friend's birthday.

A police probe was launched because the amount of the drug in her system was "double the level" of a normal fatal dose, reports The Sun.

Her tearful mum Margarita Brock told Nottingham Coroners' Court in the UK her daughter must have been forced to swallow the drugs.

She told the hearing Rebecca struggled swallowing pills.

"Spanish authorities say five bags were found which were wrapped with elastic bands," she said.

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

"She wouldn't take any pills easily - I can't imagine that getting in her body at all.

"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 Brock was a promising British law student.
Rebecca Brock was a promising British law student.

The court was told "academically gifted" Rebecca had suffered with body image issues in the past and lost a significant amount of weight in 2015.

Ms Brock explained how her daughter wouldn't tell her about her "weight issues" but was "quite open" about taking drugs including cocaine.

Rebecca was found unresponsive in her hotel room six days after she arrived on the Spanish party island of Ibiza.

Toxicologist Dr Stephen Morley said authorities found that she had died around 48 hours before she was found in her room.

She had five bags of ecstasy in her stomach when she died.
She had five bags of ecstasy in her stomach when she died.

"She would have died around half an hour from when [the ecstasy] entered her blood stream to when she died - that is working on the assumption that she has never taken it before," he said.

"She would probably begin to feel very unwell.

"There was evidence of an acute MDMA dosage - a potentially fatal concentration.

"The most likely cause of death is ecstasy toxicity. The level of MDMA was double the reported fatal level."

The 18-year-old was holidaying on the party island of Ibiza.
The 18-year-old was holidaying on the party island of Ibiza.

Nottinghamshire coroner Mairin Casey described Rebecca as an "independent young woman" who had taken cocaine in Ibiza on another trip before her fatal holiday.

"We remain, sadly, without some information that is particularly significant to the family and indeed for me," she said.

"On September 22, Becky flew to Ibiza from the Netherlands - it was something she had organised herself.

"She was captured on CCTV imaging and it is clear she had checked into her hotel.

"(Becky and her friends) planned to meet on the night of September 22 and they went to a club - with many of them socialising together.

"She didn't have any contact with anyone after September 23.

"On the morning of September 28 she was tragically found deceased in the hotel room.

"Spanish authorities gave the cause of death as an adverse reaction to drugs and a ruptured body pack.

"Becky died of MDMA intoxication commonly known as ecstasy."

This article originally appeared in The Sun and was reproduced with permission.

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