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Women try to take body on plane at Liverpool airport

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

Staff became suspicious when they tried to check in 91-year-old Curt Willi Jarant, who was wearing sunglasses, for a flight to Berlin on Saturday.

The women - his widow and step-daughter - said they thought he was asleep.

They were arrested on suspicion of failing to give notification of a death, police said.

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

Ben Geoghegan reports.

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