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London thieves wreck priceless urn in attempt to steal Freud's ashes
London thieves wreck priceless urn in attempt to steal Freud's ashes

Thieves who attempted to steal a priceless Greek urn containing the cremated remains of Sigmund Freud from its resting place in London failed to make off with the ashes but badly damaged the 2,300-year-old receptacle, Scotland Yard said Wednesday. The botched break-in occurred on New Year's Day at a crypt preserving and displaying the remains of artists, intellectuals and political leaders who span the social spectrum, from wartime capitulator Neville Chamberlain to doomed songstress Amy Winehouse. "This was a despicable act by a callous thief," Detective Constable Daniel Chandler of the Metropolitan Police said. The urn, which was on a plinth in the Golders Green Crematorium in...

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