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Murder probe

Guns found in home of man held for killing 30-year-old woman A 46-year-old Greek man faced a prosecutor yesterday charged with the murder of a 30-year-old woman in September at his home in Corinth. The woman, who was said to be foreign though her ethnic origin was not determined, had been reported missing on September 25. Police investigating her disappearance said they were approached on Monday by a friend of the 46-year-old who allegedly admitted to helping the suspect bury the woman’s body, which bore several gunshot wounds. Police said they confiscated several guns from the suspect’s home including a submachine gun, assault rifle and dozens of rounds of ammunition. Landfill protests Keratea residents arrested Residents of Keratea, southeast of the capital, clashed with riot police yesterday, continuing their protests against the government’s plans to build a landfill in the area. Similar clashes on Wednesday at the same spot led to seven arrests, police said. A court yesterday started hearing the appeals of residents and local authorities against the creation of a landfill in Keratea. The hearings are to conclude today. Holiday events St Paul’s Anglican Church, at 27 Filellinon Street near Syntagma Square, is hosting a Christmas concert tomorrow at 8.30 p.m. (tickets cost 15 euros; 10 euros for students) and a sing-along on Sunday at 7 p.m. (minimum contribution 5 euros). The Holy Apostles Catholic Church in Voula (Karamanli & Dafnis), meanwhile, invites children to bring gifts that will be donated to a local orphanage as part of its Christmas carol service on Friday at 7 p.m. School raid Police in Thessaloniki said yesterday that they were seeking the unidentified robber who fled with an estimated 1,900 euros after threatening the 50-year-old owner of a cramming school in the Analipsi district at knifepoint. According to the owner’s testimony, the assailant entered the school shortly after all the teachers and students had left and demanded that she hand over the money. There were no injuries. Antiquities trading Three Bulgarian nationals were to face a prosecutor in the Peloponnesian town of Sparta yesterday after they allegedly tried to sell an undercover policeman six ancient coins for 60,000 euros. The coins are all bronze and date to the Byzantine and Roman eras. State archaeologists have been asked to assess the value of the coins. Weeded out An Iraqi national was in detention in the town of Neapoli in Laconia yesterday after allegedly trying to sell half a kilogram of cannabis to a policeman. Posing as a potential buyer, the policeman had telephoned the suspect and expressed interest in buying the drugs for 800 euros. Police seized the cannabis the suspect brought to the meeting and confiscated another 320 grams of the drug from the Iraqi’s home.