Two Germans arrested for taking dead relative on plane
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Last Updated: Sunday, September 05, 2010, 15:58
London: In a bizarre incident, two German women have been arrested for allegedly trying to smuggle a dead relative on to a flight out of Britain, a media report said.

The duo, 66-year-old Gitta Jarant and her 41-year-old daughter Anke Anusic, pushed the corpse of their 91-year-old relative Kurt Jarant in a wheelchair and covered his face with sunglasses in a bid to board him on their flight to Berlin.

But the attempt to smuggle the body to Germany quickly fell apart when officials at the Liverpool John Lennon Airport became suspicious and checked the pulse of the inert figure, the 'Sky News' reported.

The women told the police they genuinely thought the lifeless pensioner was merely asleep. But they were arrested on suspicion of failing to notify the death.

However, the Crown Prosecution Service has said the two women wouldn't face any charges and the case against them has been dropped as the time of death couldn't be ascertained, despite the duo being caught trying to wheel in the corpse on board an aircraft to Berlin.

"Having carefully reviewed a file of evidence presented to me by police, I have concluded that there is insufficient evidence to bring any charges in relation to the death of Kurt Willi Jarant," Martin Hill, reviewing lawyer for the Crown Prosecution Service, said.


First Published: Sunday, September 05, 2010, 15:58

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