'Witches' held by Romanian police

Two self-professed witches have been detained on blackmail and extortion charges in a high-profile case involving a TV star and, reportedly, other public figures.

A police spokesman said the two women – who go by the single names Melissa and Vanessa – approached public figures promising to help them overcome work or love difficulties and break curses.

He said the women initially charged very little, but then, as their victims became hooked on their services, increased their prices.