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Last Updated: Thursday, 10 April, 2003, 10:33 GMT 11:33 UK
Nuns in hit-and-run mystery
Italian nuns in Rome
Police are searching local convents for the nuns
A group of nuns are on the run near the northern Italian city of Bergamo after a case of far from angelic driving.

Police are looking for four sisters in a Citroen car who they say ignored a stop sign at a crossroads and ploughed into the side of another vehicle.

They then drove off at high speed before anyone could see their car's registration number.

The elderly driver of the other vehicle was not injured.

So far no trace of the nuns has been found, although police have searched several local convents for them.

None of the four has come forward to confess.

Police still hope to identify their car from broken fragments found at the scene.

Enzo Fiocchi, the police chief in charge of the case, was dumbfounded.

"This is the first time I've ever heard of such a thing happening in all my years in the police," he told Reuters news agency.

"It's extremely strange."


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