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Canoeist wanted reunion.

BACK-from-the-dead canoeist John Darwin turned himself in to police because he wanted to be reunited with his sons, a court heard.

His wife Anne Darwin was put on the spot at Teesside Crown Court after being asked "what's the real reason John Darwin, after five-and-a-halfyears, came back to the UK." She replied: "To be reunited with Mark and Anthony and pay back the money."

Darwin is accused of deception and money laundering, in relation to the staged death of former Derwentside teacher Mr Darwin. He disappeared off the North East coast in his canoe in 2002, after which his wife, who has family in Monkseaton, North Tyneside, allegedly claimed his life insurance.

Mrs Darwin, 56, denies six counts of deception and nine of money laundering.
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Publication:Evening Chronicle (Newcastle, England)
Date:Jul 19, 2008
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