Auschwitz thieves' no-show at prison

THREE men found guilty last month of stealing the notorious Auschwitz sign failed to show up for the start of their prison sentences yesterday.

Rafal Lisak, a judge at a Krakow court that convicted the men, said they were due to attend a prison in Wloclawek but failed to appear.

The men were given sentences ranging from 18 months to two and a half years.