Errol Denton, of St Barnabas Road in Woodford Green, was prosecuted under the Cancer Act

Erroll Denton was fined under the Cancer Act

Erroll Denton was fined under the Cancer Act

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A Harley Street practitioner who claimed he could cure cancer and HIV with ‘lifestyle changes and herbs’ was fined £19,000 yesterday.

Errol Denton, of St Barnabas Road in Woodford Green, was tried on nine counts of breaching the Cancer Act 1939, which bans advertisements offering to treat or cure cancer.

He was fined £1,000 for each offence and ordered to pay £9,821 in costs at Westminster Magistrates’ Court yesterday.

Sue Jones, Westminster City Council Trading Standards manager, said: “Sadly, the internet is littered with websites that mislead and misinform. However, to give anyone diagnosed with cancer false hope of a simple cure-all is in a twisted class of its own. To promote and advertise that deception is simply immoral and, as Mr Denton has found out, illegal.”

Denton, whose date of birth is unknown, also falsely advised women not to wear bras to fend off ‘acidity’ in the breasts which could cause cancer.

He had used his personal Twitter account to claim “cancer, diabetes, HIV, etc etc, all curable without the big pharmaceuticals”.

His website, livebloodtest.com, advertises a form of blood test involving a “very powerful microscope” which detects “imbalances”.

One article on his website claimed: “I have advised women for years not to wear bras. When they return for a blood test, the results show a reduction of acidity in the breast area,” the court heard.

The website also said: “Wake up to the fact that cancer is a disease caused by lifestyle and as such is curable by lifestyle changes and herbs.

"Natural cancer cures are being suppressed in order to cull population growth."

Denton claimed various websites bearing his name are run by a company based in Dubai.

“My representation has been damaged by internet agitators,” he claimed.

“They are the ones who made the complaint. They are sponsored by the pharmaceutical companies.”

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12:23pm Fri 21 Mar 14

Villagecranberry says...

Far too much of this stuff going on bogus claims of healing. Worse still the fraudulent charity collectors in the high street day in day out with buckets pretending to collect for all kinds of emotive and moving causes when it is implausible for them to be licensed to collect every day. If you want to give I suggest sending a cheque or do it direct on line.
Far too much of this stuff going on bogus claims of healing. Worse still the fraudulent charity collectors in the high street day in day out with buckets pretending to collect for all kinds of emotive and moving causes when it is implausible for them to be licensed to collect every day. If you want to give I suggest sending a cheque or do it direct on line. Villagecranberry
  • Score: 8

5:42pm Fri 21 Mar 14

pvandck says...

Mr Denton (aka Errol of the family Denton - at least according to him) is also a racist who indulges in fraudulent claims of racism against him. He has been the author of several on-line petitions fraudulently accusing others of racism against him and demanding action be taken. those he accuses of racism are basically those who are acting in the public interest by revealing him as the mendacious medical fraudster he incontrovertibly is.
Denton has several outstanding ASA adjudications against him, which he ignores.
On line he has shown himself to be an unscrupulous, vindictive and thoroughly dishonest individual, and this verdict by the court is, in my opinion, far less than he deserves.
Mr Denton (aka Errol of the family Denton - at least according to him) is also a racist who indulges in fraudulent claims of racism against him. He has been the author of several on-line petitions fraudulently accusing others of racism against him and demanding action be taken. those he accuses of racism are basically those who are acting in the public interest by revealing him as the mendacious medical fraudster he incontrovertibly is. Denton has several outstanding ASA adjudications against him, which he ignores. On line he has shown himself to be an unscrupulous, vindictive and thoroughly dishonest individual, and this verdict by the court is, in my opinion, far less than he deserves. pvandck
  • Score: 9

5:44pm Fri 21 Mar 14

pvandck says...

Incidentally, Denton is only a Harley Street practitioner in the sense that he hires a room at an address in Harley Street when he needs it. Anyone could hire a room in Harley Street if they wanted to. Denton has no actual medical qualifications or knowledge.
Incidentally, Denton is only a Harley Street practitioner in the sense that he hires a room at an address in Harley Street when he needs it. Anyone could hire a room in Harley Street if they wanted to. Denton has no actual medical qualifications or knowledge. pvandck
  • Score: 9

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