UK 'treasure' divers due in court





Three British divers accused of stealing treasure from a shipwreck in the Atlantic Ocean in 2002, are due to appear in court in Spain.

Peter Devlin, Steve Russ and Malcolm Cubin - all from Cornwall - are charged with taking gold and diamonds, and with destroying Spain's cultural heritage.

They have denied the charges, which carry a jail term of up to six years.

The team was recovering tin ingots from the wreck of a Dutch vessel, but was accused of straying onto another wreck.

The three British men insist they were working in partnership with the Spanish government.




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