Canadian police wait on suspect gem eater's next move

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The Independent US

Police in the Canadian province of Ontario say they are holding a man who is accused of swallowing a $20,000 (£12,600) diamond.

It has been nearly a week since Richard Mackenzie Matthews, 52, is alleged to have switched a diamond at a jewellers in Windsor and swallowed the real one. Matthews has been held while police wait for the 1.7-carat stone to pass through his system.

Police said yesterday that Matthews has gone to the toilet numerous times, but the diamond hasn't passed.