Men jailed in Poland for theft of 12 bodies


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A Polish court has imprisoned three men who stole a van in Germany that contained 12 bodies in coffins.

The court in Poznan ordered the men to serve between two and four years in prison for the theft of the van in October in the Berlin suburb of Hoppegarten.

The men said they were not aware of the bodies, which were about to be taken to a crematorium. The verdict is subject to appeal and a fourth man was previously given an 11-month prison term.

Two weeks after the theft, the coffins with the bodies were found in a wooded area near Konin, in western Poland, where the thieves had dumped them.