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Woodford Green Harley Street worker handed £19k court bill after claiming he could cure cancer and HIV

PUBLISHED: 17:34 20 March 2014 | UPDATED: 12:04 21 March 2014

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A Harley Street practitioner who claimed he could cure cancer and HIV with "lifestyle changes and herbs" has been handed a £19,000 court bill.

Errol Denton, of St Barnabas Road, Woodford Green, also advised women not to wear bras as a tip for fending off “acidity” in the breasts.

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

Denton’s website, livebloodtest.com, advertises a form of blood test, involving “a very powerful microscope” used to detect “imbalances.”

One article 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.”

Further passages read: “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, who did not attend court and was not represented, was ordered to pay a total of £19,101 in fines and prosecution costs at Westminster Magistrates Court.

He was found guilty of nine offences after a trial, a rare prosecution under The Cancer Act 1939, which prohibits advertisements offering to treat or to cure cancer.

Prosecutor Alexandra Ward previously said: “He regularly uses the internet to post adverts of his website and through twitter, as well as blogging sites to advertise his microscopy service in relation to this blood test.

“In part, it is suggested it could assist with the treatment of cancer.”

Denton, who denied all offences, claimed that the various websites bearing his name were run by a Dubai-based company and he did not write the articles.

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