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Relatives of Curt Jarant: 'We didn't know he was dead'

Police have arrested two women after they tried to take the body of a dead relative on to a plane at Liverpool John Lennon Airport.

The women - his widow and step-daughter - said they thought 91-year-old Curt "Willi" Jarant was asleep.

Asked to describe her late husband, Gitta Jarant said: "[He was] the best man of the world - a good man."

Mr Jarant's step-daughter Anke Anusic said they did not know he was dead.

The pair, who are German nationals but live in Oldham, have been released on bail until 1 June, police said.

Staff became suspicious when they tried to check in Mr Jarant, who was wearing sunglasses, for a flight to Berlin on Saturday.

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