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2008-04-28 09:00:00

By Tony Paterson Mother and children in police care after emerging from dungeon Austrians were in a state of shock last night after the arrest of a 73-year-old man suspected of sexually abusing his daughter and fathering her seven children. He allegedly abducted her at the age of 11 and held her prisoner in a basement dungeon for 24 years. The case has strong similarities to the kidnap of Natascha Kampusch, a Viennese girl held in a basement for eight years from the age of 10 before she...


Word of the Day
grass-comber
  • A landsman who is making his first voyage at sea; a novice who enters naval service from rural life.
According to the OED, a grass-comber is also 'a sailor's term for one who has been a farm-labourer.'