Austrian doomsday prepper offered to buy neighbour’s cellar before six British children found

Three boys and three girls aged seven months to seven years were found in the cellar

Thomas Kingsley
Monday 30 January 2023 16:27 GMT
Man arrested after six British children found living in wine cellar in Austria

Locals of a small Austrian village at the centre of global news story have revealed the conspiracy theory accused of keeping six children in basements have revealed he offered to buy their cellar.

Tom Landon, 54, was arrested after the children - all under the age of five - were discovered in the illegal hideout in Obritz, about 47 miles north of the capital Vienna.

Local media reports said the man, described as a doomsday prepper, was detained for resisting state authority.

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