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Women tried to sneak corpse onto plane: police

Police have arrested two women at a British airport, alleging they tried to sneak a dead man onto a Berlin-bound flight.

Police have arrested two women at a British airport, alleging they tried to sneak a dead man onto a Berlin-bound flight.

Police said Tuesday the women were detained at Liverpool's John Lennon Airport "on suspicion of failing to give notification of death" of the 91-year-old man.

The BBC and other British media reported that the women placed the man, a relative of theirs, into a wheelchair and put sunglasses on his face in a bid to get him aboard an easyJet flight.

According to the BBC, the women said they thought the man was asleep.

The women, aged 41 and 66, were detained Saturday and have been released on bail. They have not been charged and police say inquiries are continuing.

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