Fresh delay in 'dead air passenger' case
A woman arrested while trying to board a plane to Germany with her dead husband has been rebailed, police said today.
Gitta Jarant, 66, and her daughter Anke Anusic, 41, were arrested in April following accusations that they tried to smuggle Mr Jarant's corpse on to a flight to Berlin.
The women were arrested at John Lennon Airport in Liverpool when it was discovered that Kurt Jarant, a former pilot, was dead.
The 91-year-old had been put in a wheelchair and his eyes covered with sunglasses as the pair made their way through the airport.
The women said they thought he was simply asleep and had covered his face because of an eye problem they did not want other passengers staring at.
They denied claims that Mr Jarant, known as Willi, had been dead for some time, insisting he was alive when the three got a taxi from their home in Oldham, Greater Manchester.
A post-mortem examination concluded that Mr Jarant died from natural causes up to 12 hours before he was pronounced dead.
The women were due to answer bail today.
A Greater Manchester Police spokesman said the two women's bail was extended to July 12 for further inquiries.
Weather bomb in pictures: Storms cuts power for tens of thousands – and snow is on the way
Jessica Chambers: 19-year-old woman 'doused with lighter fluid and burned alive' in the US
Russell Brand calls Nigel Farage 'poundshop Enoch Powell' in BBC Question Time debate
Russell Brand was rendered speechless on Question Time by this man
Fury at Airbus after it hints the super-jumbo may be mothballed
Disgruntled RBS worker writes hilarious open letter to Russell Brand after anti-capitalist publicity stunt leaves him hungry
Shock poll shows voters believe Ukip is to the left of the Tories
Nigel Farage's approval rating hits 'record low' as popularity suffers in wake of Ukip sex scandal
Nigel Farage defends Kerry Smith 'ch***y' comment: 'If you are going for a Chinese, what do you say you’re going for?'
Ukip candidate jokes about 'shooting peasants' in racist and homophobic rant
Pakistan school attack live: Taliban kill at least 132 children in 'horrifying' massacre
- 1 Nigel Farage: Me vs Russell Brand on Question Time – he's got the chest hair but where are his ideas?
- 2 Harry Potter fans can apply to the Hogwarts-inspired College of Wizardry
- 3 Jessica Chambers: 19-year-old woman 'doused with lighter fluid and burned alive' in the US
- 4 Russell Brand calls Nigel Farage 'poundshop Enoch Powell' in BBC Question Time debate
- 5 Orange Wednesdays are no more