Nazi war criminal dies in UK jail
Anthony Sawoniuk, the only person to have been convicted in a British court of Nazi war crimes, died in Norwich Prison yesterday at the age of 84, a Home Office spokesman said.
Police said Sawoniuk was believed to have died of natural causes and his death was not being treated as suspicious.
A police spokeswoman said a normal coroner's inquiry would now take place.
Sawoniuk, who previously lived in Bermondsey, south London, was jailed following a trial at the Old Bailey in London in 1999.
He was convicted of 18 specimen murders after the court heard of his involvement in Nazi genocide in eastern Europe more than 50 years earlier.
Witnesses implicated him in a series of murders in his home town of Domachevo in Belarus.
Sawoniuk, who worked as a British Rail ticket inspector after moving to Britain in 1946, denied all charges.
He was transferred to Norwich Prison from Kingston Jail in Portsmouth, Hampshire, in February and was being held in a unit for elderly prisoners serving life sentences.
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