TOILET THIEVES FLUSHED OUT AFTER 100 LOOS GO MISSING
Cash, jewels even racehorses – thieves have targeted an array of different things in the past. Toilets, however, have never been close to the top of the list of desired swag. But two light-fingered Germans have been convicted of stealing more than 100 portable toilets – luckily for them though the judge took pity and they have avoided being sent to the can. Dusseldorf district court delivered its verdict, giving a 40-year-old man a 10-month suspended sentence and his 28-year-old co-conspirator six months suspended. Both men worked for a waste disposal company from whose premises the toilets, worth more than £60,000 in all, gradually disappeared. It took company bosses months to realise that their stock of toilets was mysteriously diminishing. The men admitted having sold the toilets to a company in the Netherlands via a go-between. Only three of the missing toilets have resurfaced. Perhaps unsurprisingly the defendants have been sacked.