Auschwitz 'theft' pupils apologise; POLAND.
TWO British teenagers who were suspected of stealing items that belonged to prisoners at Auschwitz have been released with suspended sentences.
The 17-year-old boys, who were on a school trip, were spotted acting suspiciously at the Auschwitz-Birkenau State Museum in Poland and were held at the police headquarters in Oswiecim.
Polish police said that the boys denied any wrongdoing, and were spared a fine because they are "not working". Had they been found guilty of theft the boys could have been jailed for 10 years.
The pair were found with fragments of hair clippers, spoons, buttons and pieces of glass after they were caught in warehouse number five, where the belongings of the Auschwitz arrivals were seized.