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Adorable animals at the new Sydney Zoo devoured Halloween pumpkins on the spookiest day of the year.

Four lion brothers, a mob of meerkats, Matilda the wombat, Saigon the elephant and a troop of baby baboons were all invited to the ghoulish celebration at the Western Sydney sanctuary.

Zookeepers carved out terrifying pumpkin heads, then filled them with an array of animal treats which included – insects, meats, seasonal fruit and vegetables.

Saigon the elephant is pictured playing with a bundle of pumpkins on Halloween

Saigon the elephant is pictured playing with a bundle of pumpkins on Halloween

Saigon the elephant is pictured playing with a bundle of pumpkins on Halloween

The gentle giant can be seen bringing the spooky treat into his mouth with his long trunk

The gentle giant can be seen bringing the spooky treat into his mouth with his long trunk

The gentle giant can be seen bringing the spooky treat into his mouth with his long trunk

‘Items like treat-filled pumpkins are part of Sydney Zoo’s enrichment program, which helps animals stay active and mentally stimulated.’ Curator of Carnivores David French said.

While the mob of meerkats were a little skeptical at first, they quickly began to scoff down the insect-laden carvings as part of their Halloween breakfast.

Some of the zoo’s more ferocious residents – the lion brothers – didn’t waste any time with the devilish delights that were full of hunks of raw meat.

Saigon the elephant opted for a very different approach to the rest of his counterparts.

He took to stomping on the Halloween pumpkins and swatting them with his trunk, before sinking his teeth in the mashed up vegetables.

A mob of meerkats were a little skeptical at first, but they quickly began to devour the insect-laden carvings

A mob of meerkats were a little skeptical at first, but they quickly began to devour the insect-laden carvings

A mob of meerkats were a little skeptical at first, but they quickly began to devour the insect-laden carvings

The feast was part of their devilish Halloween breakfast which the meerkats appear to have thoroughly enjoyed

The feast was part of their devilish Halloween breakfast which the meerkats appear to have thoroughly enjoyed

The feast was part of their devilish Halloween breakfast which the meerkats appear to have thoroughly enjoyed

One of the meerkats can be sen nibbling through the tough outer layer of the pumpkin

One of the meerkats can be sen nibbling through the tough outer layer of the pumpkin

One of the meerkats can be sen nibbling through the tough outer layer of the pumpkin

Meanwhile the zoo’s troop of baboons examined the pumpkins with their usual curiosity.

But it didn’t take them long to break open the pumpkins and to tuck in to the terrifying treat.

Michael Mackenzie, Woolworths General Manager for New South Wales and the ACT, said the vegetables were donated to the animals by the supermarket giant.

‘Woolworths support Sydney Zoo’s animals by supplying surplus fresh food from local stores, and we are delighted to provide these pumpkins as a special Halloween treat for our furry friends.’ 

Tickets for the Sydney zoo can be booked at Sydneyzoo.com.

The precinct is open every week from Thursday to Monday.

Some of the zoo's more ferocious residents - the lion brothers - didn't waste any time with the devilish delights that were full of hunks of raw meat (one of the brothers is pictured)

Some of the zoo's more ferocious residents - the lion brothers - didn't waste any time with the devilish delights that were full of hunks of raw meat (one of the brothers is pictured)

Some of the zoo’s more ferocious residents – the lion brothers – didn’t waste any time with the devilish delights that were full of hunks of raw meat (one of the brothers is pictured)

The zoo's troop of baboons examined the Halloween pumpkins with their usual curiosity

The zoo's troop of baboons examined the Halloween pumpkins with their usual curiosity

The zoo’s troop of baboons examined the Halloween pumpkins with their usual curiosity

But it didn't take long for them to break open the pumpkins and tuck in to the terrifying treat

But it didn't take long for them to break open the pumpkins and tuck in to the terrifying treat

But it didn’t take long for them to break open the pumpkins and tuck in to the terrifying treat

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Removal van arrives at empty Frogmore Cottage in Windsor after Prince Harry and Meghan Markle left

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A royal removals van was spotted heading towards Frogmore Cottage today as Prince Harry and Meghan Markle are believed to be handing over their Windsor home to Princess Eugenie.

The Sussexes’ possessions are understood to have been moved out of the property under the cover of darkness and sent to California where they are now living in a £11million home after stepping down as senior royals.

Eugenie and her husband Jack Brooksbank are in the process of moving into the five-bedroom house on the Queen’s Berkshire estate – and an Abels removal van was seen heading towards the property today.

The Suffolk-based company has a royal warrant to the Queen for removals and storage services, having first worked for the royal household in 1981. The warrant was originally awarded in 1988 and last renewed in 2016. 

Frogmore was given to Harry, 36, and Meghan, 39, by the Queen in April 2018 a month before their wedding. 

An Abels removal van is photographed heading towards Frogmore Cottage in Windsor today,  as Prince Harry and Meghan Markle are believed to be handing over their home to Princess Eugenie

An Abels removal van is photographed heading towards Frogmore Cottage in Windsor today,  as Prince Harry and Meghan Markle are believed to be handing over their home to Princess Eugenie

An Abels removal van is photographed heading towards Frogmore Cottage in Windsor today,  as Prince Harry and Meghan Markle are believed to be handing over their home to Princess Eugenie

The Abels removal van is photographed in Windsor today. The Suffolk-based company has a royal warrant to the Queen for removals and storage services, having first worked for the royal household in 1981

The Abels removal van is photographed in Windsor today. The Suffolk-based company has a royal warrant to the Queen for removals and storage services, having first worked for the royal household in 1981

The Abels removal van is photographed in Windsor today. The Suffolk-based company has a royal warrant to the Queen for removals and storage services, having first worked for the royal household in 1981

Eugenie and her husband Jack Brooksbank are thought to have moved into the five-bedroom house on the Queen's Berkshire estate just over a fortnight ago - and an Abels removal van was seen heading towards it today (above)

Eugenie and her husband Jack Brooksbank are thought to have moved into the five-bedroom house on the Queen's Berkshire estate just over a fortnight ago - and an Abels removal van was seen heading towards it today (above)

Eugenie and her husband Jack Brooksbank are thought to have moved into the five-bedroom house on the Queen’s Berkshire estate just over a fortnight ago – and an Abels removal van was seen heading towards it today (above)

Eugenie's father Prince Andrew is photographed driving into the grounds of Windsor Castle in his Range Rover yesterday

Eugenie's father Prince Andrew is photographed driving into the grounds of Windsor Castle in his Range Rover yesterday

Eugenie’s father Prince Andrew is photographed driving into the grounds of Windsor Castle in his Range Rover yesterday

The couple spent £2.4million from the Sovereign Grant on renovations – an outlay of public money which became controversial after they quit as working royals in March.

But the Sussexes reimbursed taxpayers in full for the renovation in September. At the time Harry and Meghan insisted Frogmore would continue to be their UK residence.

Now Harry’s cousin Princess Eugenie, 30, and Mr Brooksbank, 34, are said to be making their home there, ahead of the birth of their first child expected in the New Year.

A source told The Sun last week: ‘Removal vans pitched up in the dead of the night and cleared out the cottage. They definitely did not want to be seen. 

Princess Eugenie and Jack Brooksbank outside St George's Chapel in Windsor following their wedding on October 12, 2018

Princess Eugenie and Jack Brooksbank outside St George's Chapel in Windsor following their wedding on October 12, 2018

Princess Eugenie and Jack Brooksbank outside St George’s Chapel in Windsor following their wedding on October 12, 2018

The Duke and Duchess of Sussex are pictured attending the Endeavour Fund Awards at Mansion House in London on March 5

The Duke and Duchess of Sussex are pictured attending the Endeavour Fund Awards at Mansion House in London on March 5

The Duke and Duchess of Sussex are pictured attending the Endeavour Fund Awards at Mansion House in London on March 5

Frogmore Cottage in Windsor was given to Harry and Meghan by the Queen in April 2018 a month before their wedding

Frogmore Cottage in Windsor was given to Harry and Meghan by the Queen in April 2018 a month before their wedding

Frogmore Cottage in Windsor was given to Harry and Meghan by the Queen in April 2018 a month before their wedding

Prince Harry and Meghan recently bought an £11million nine-bedroom, 16-bathroom mansion in Montecito, Santa Barbara

Prince Harry and Meghan recently bought an £11million nine-bedroom, 16-bathroom mansion in Montecito, Santa Barbara

Prince Harry and Meghan recently bought an £11million nine-bedroom, 16-bathroom mansion in Montecito, Santa Barbara

‘Emptying their home and handing over the keys is a pretty strong sign Harry and Meghan have no plans to return. It appears they are tying up loose ends as they plan to extend their stay in the US perhaps permanently.’

Fwhat Harry and Meghan have been up to since Megxit took effect:

February 19: Prince Harry and Meghan Markle announce they will stop representing the Queen and become financially independent from March 31

March 9: The couple attend the Commonwealth Day service at Westminster Abbey in their last official appearance as working members of the monarchy

March 31: Harry and Meghan officially step down as senior royals and stop using their HRH styles.

April 6: Details emerge of the couple’s plans for a new foundation called Archewell, which will replace their Sussex Royal brand and is named in honour of their son.

May 8: The pair are said to be living in a £15million mansion owned by entertainment tycoon Tyler Perry.

July 3: The formal winding up of their Sussex Royal Foundation begins as the Duke and Duchess press ahead with plans for their Archewell organisation.

July 6: Financial documents show Harry and William agreed in December to equally split the future proceeds of their mother’s memorial fund, after they separated their charitable activities.

August 13: The Sussexes are revealed to have bought an £11million nine-bedroom, 16-bathroom mansion in Montecito, Santa Barbara, with a £7.5million mortgage.

November 20: The couple are reported to have handed Frogmore Cottage to Princess Eugenie and moved their belongings to the US.

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Suspicions were reportedly raised after lights were spotted inside the Grade II-listed cottage around two weeks ago. Staff are said to have been sent in to prepare the cottage for its new tenants.

The source continued: ‘Frogmore was kitted out to Meghan and Harry’s tastes with son Archie in mind, so it is the perfect place for a couple to bring up a baby.

‘It has the bonus of being around the corner from her parents and, of course, the Queen. Harry and Meghan didn’t fancy Frogmore for whatever reason but Jack and Eugenie are delighted with it.’

Princess Eugenie, the younger daughter of Prince Andrew and his ex-wife Sarah Ferguson, and Mr Brooksbank had been living at Ivy Cottage at Kensington Palace.

The couple will now be much closer to the Princess’s parents, who live four miles away at Royal Lodge, Windsor Great Park, and less than a mile from Windsor Castle, where the Queen is spending lockdown with Prince Philip.

Frogmore had fallen into disrepair before Harry and Meghan moved in. Builders worked around the clock for six months so they could move in before the birth of their son Archie in May 2019.

The couple had been paying back the cash for the redevelopment in monthly instalments before announcing they had totally refunded the Sovereign Grant.

The Sussexes recently bought an £11million nine-bedroom, 16-bathroom mansion in Montecito, Santa Barbara, with a £7.5million mortgage.

Buckingham Palace said it could not comment on whether Princess Eugenie and her husband are going to be paying rent on the Crown Estate property – and if so, to whom – or how long the arrangement was due to last.

A Buckingham Palace spokesman said: ‘Frogmore Cottage is the private residence of the Duke and Duchess of Sussex and as such any arrangements are a matter for them.’ 

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Scots College graduate Hugo Ball allegedly stabbed by his mum in Bellevue Hill is exec’s son

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The last time most people saw Hugo Ball, the Scots College graduate was being carried out of his own house on a stretcher, bleeding profusely.  

But Daily Mail Australia can reveal the 22-year-old is back on his feet after he was allegedly stabbed by his mother in one of Sydney’s wealthiest suburbs, Bellevue Hill. 

Ball has been discharged from the city’s St Vincent’s Hospital and appeared injured, but happy, as he accepted a food delivery from a kind friend on Tuesday evening.

The labourer has been recovering at his corporate high flyer father Ian Ball’s $5.5million Paddington terrace, his arm in a sling. 

Meanwhile, his mother Samantha Palmer, 55, is herself due to face the family’s troubles head on on Wednesday.

Palmer, who is accused of repeatedly stabbing her son, is expected to apply for bail in a Sydney court after spending four nights in custody.

Back on his feet: Daily Mail Australia was there to capture the happy moment a mate came to visit injured Scots College alumni Hugo Ball on Tuesday evening - four days after he was allegedly stabbed by his mother in Bellevue Hill

Back on his feet: Daily Mail Australia was there to capture the happy moment a mate came to visit injured Scots College alumni Hugo Ball on Tuesday evening - four days after he was allegedly stabbed by his mother in Bellevue Hill

Back on his feet: Daily Mail Australia was there to capture the happy moment a mate came to visit injured Scots College alumni Hugo Ball on Tuesday evening – four days after he was allegedly stabbed by his mother in Bellevue Hill

Ball has been shacking up with his British-born father, corporate high flyer Ian Ball, in Sydney's Paddington since he was discharged from St Vincent's Hospital. (Above, when he was younger)

Ball has been shacking up with his British-born father, corporate high flyer Ian Ball, in Sydney's Paddington since he was discharged from St Vincent's Hospital. (Above, when he was younger)

He smiled when a friend brought him a special delivery of what appeared to be a brown paper bag of food on Tuesday evening

He smiled when a friend brought him a special delivery of what appeared to be a brown paper bag of food on Tuesday evening

Ball has been shacking up with his British-born father, corporate high flyer Ian Ball (together, left), in Sydney’s Paddington since he was discharged from St Vincent’s Hospital. On right, he smiled when a friend brought him a special delivery of what appeared to be a brown paper bag of food on Tuesday evening 

Ball is seen being stretchered out of his mother and stepfather's $3.1 million home in the early hours of the weekend, bleeding profusely after allegedly being stabbed

Ball is seen being stretchered out of his mother and stepfather's $3.1 million home in the early hours of the weekend, bleeding profusely after allegedly being stabbed

Ball is seen being stretchered out of his mother and stepfather’s $3.1 million home in the early hours of the weekend, bleeding profusely after allegedly being stabbed

His mother, Samantha Palmer, 55, was arrested in her black summer dress and pearl earrings, and charged by police with 'wound with intent to cause grievous bodily harm'

His mother, Samantha Palmer, 55, was arrested in her black summer dress and pearl earrings, and charged by police with 'wound with intent to cause grievous bodily harm'

His mother, Samantha Palmer, 55, was arrested in her black summer dress and pearl earrings, and charged by police with ‘wound with intent to cause grievous bodily harm’

Palmer was arrested by police in her pearls and summer evening dress at 1.40am on Saturday.

Video at the time recorded her shrieking her new husband’s name: ‘Jamie, Jamie… I love you Jamie!’. 

Police loaded Ms Palmer into the back of a wagon and later charged her with ‘wound with intent to cause grievous bodily harm.’

Her lawyer, Darren Emery, said she plans to ‘vigorously’ defend the charge. He told a court this past week she had no criminal record. 

Fresh details about family’s high-flying background  

Ball had struggled with drugs since graduating from $33,000-a-year Scots College, a court has heard

Ball had struggled with drugs since graduating from $33,000-a-year Scots College, a court has heard

Ball had struggled with drugs since graduating from $33,000-a-year Scots College, a court has heard 

The alleged stabbing victim, Hugo, has been described as a keen rugby player and UFC enthusiast who struggled with drugs since graduating from his $33,000-a-year elite private school.

Hugo’s family, sans his mother, is now divided between two multi-million dollar homes – one in Bellevue Hill and another in Paddington.  

The young man is now living at his father’s spectacular five bedroom terrace, which actress Toni Colette reportedly once made an aborted offer on.

Neighbours hadn’t seen him at his mother and step-father James Tilley’s $3.1million, sprawling Bellevue Hill home – the scene of Saturday’s alleged crime – this week.  

The family's multi-level mansion in Bellevue Hill - a ritzy suburb in Sydney's east - was allegedly marred with bloodshed on Saturday

The family's multi-level mansion in Bellevue Hill - a ritzy suburb in Sydney's east - was allegedly marred with bloodshed on Saturday

The family’s multi-level mansion in Bellevue Hill – a ritzy suburb in Sydney’s east – was allegedly marred with bloodshed on Saturday

Since being released from St Vincents Hospital, Mr Ball has shacked up at a five bedroom terrace owned by his corporate high flyer father

Since being released from St Vincents Hospital, Mr Ball has shacked up at a five bedroom terrace owned by his corporate high flyer father

Since being released from St Vincents Hospital, Mr Ball has shacked up at a five bedroom terrace owned by his corporate high flyer father 

Hugo’s parents Palmer and Mr Ball senior divorced in ‘acrimonious’ circumstances a decade ago, a court has heard.

Palmer remarried local businessman Mr Tilley in 2014. They were known in plush Bellevue Hill as a ‘nice, normal family.’ 

Meanwhile, Hugo’s dad has forged an extremely successful career with a swag of senior executive roles.

Those include CEO of infrastructure company Cardno and deputy CEO of Ernst and Young’s local arm, and now as an executive with an entertainment company. (Mr Ball senior declined to comment). 

The Ball family appear to have enjoyed the fruits of hard labour – but have never before found themselves the talk of Sydney’s uber-rich like this.   

What a court has already been told about the incident

A bail hearing was told at the weekend that Hugo had stumbled into his home about 1.40am, hours after his curfew.

The court was reportedly told his mother allegedly attacked the young man after an ‘incoherent’ Hugo told her he had apparently been involved in a murder.  

‘He’s come home and is acting erratically and he is walking around incoherently,’ lawyer Darren Emery told the court, according to the Daily Telegraph.

‘He tells her that he has committed a murder.’

Mr Emery claimed Ball had abused ice, heroin and valium after graduating from Scots in 2015.  

Mr Emery told the court on Sunday Hugo had twice spent time at Robina Hospital, Queensland in recent months. He had been studying at Bond University there.

Mr Ball is pictured on a mate's shoulders at a music festival in 2017, above. A court heard he had drug issues after graduating from Sydney's prestigious Scots College

Mr Ball is pictured on a mate's shoulders at a music festival in 2017, above. A court heard he had drug issues after graduating from Sydney's prestigious Scots College

Mr Ball frolics in the sun with friends, above

Mr Ball frolics in the sun with friends, above

Mr Ball is pictured on a mate’s shoulders at a music festival in 2017, above. A court heard he had drug issues after graduating from Sydney’s prestigious Scots College

Ms Palmer (centre) is arrested by police and loaded into a police wagon on Saturday morning

Ms Palmer (centre) is arrested by police and loaded into a police wagon on Saturday morning

Ms Palmer (centre) is arrested by police and loaded into a police wagon on Saturday morning

He had been studying at Bond University but Palmer and Mr Tilley were recently allowed to travel to the Gold Coast, without quarantining, to bring him home. 

Separately, Mr Ball himself had been charged with two counts of possessing dangerous drugs, while he was living in Queensland. 

‘We had a feeling something was going on in Queensland with the boy,’ a source close to the family told Daily Mail Australia this week.

That case was also due to come before Southport Magistrates Court – today. 

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Another piece of ‘cannibal teacher’s victim’ who was ‘murdered after meeting on gay website’ found

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Another piece of a man suspected to have been killed by a cannibal German school teacher before being eaten has been found by police. 

Investigators found another piece of 44-year-old alleged victim Stefan Trogisch’s body in Pankow, Berlin, yesterday afternoon, after originally finding his bones in a park last Thursday.

Trogisch is believed to have met suspect Stefan R, 41, at his apartment after meeting on a gay dating website.

Yesterday, forensic examinations found the new discarded remains of body discovered by police belonged to Trogisch, the public prosecutor announced today.

Investigators found another piece of 44-year-old alleged victim Stefan Trogisch's (pictured) body in Pankow, Berlin, yesterday afternoon, after originally finding his bones in a park last Thursday

Investigators found another piece of 44-year-old alleged victim Stefan Trogisch's (pictured) body in Pankow, Berlin, yesterday afternoon, after originally finding his bones in a park last Thursday

Trogisch is believed to have met suspected cannibal murderer Setfan R (pictured), 41, at his apartment after meeting on a gay dating website

Trogisch is believed to have met suspected cannibal murderer Setfan R (pictured), 41, at his apartment after meeting on a gay dating website

 Investigators found another piece of 44-year-old alleged victim Stefan Trogisch’s (left) body in Pankow, Berlin, yesterday afternoon, after originally finding his bones in a park last Thursday. Trogisch is believed to have met suspected cannibal murderer Stefan R (right), 41, at his apartment after meeting on a gay dating website

Police found parts of Torgisch’s trunk ‘with flesh attachments’, reported Bild.   

Stefan R, was arrested on Thursday after fleshless human bones were found in a park and sniffer dogs led detectives to his apartment in the German capital. 

Investigations revealed that the 41-year-old had searched for cannibalism-related content online and had once engaged the internet on the question of whether a person could survive after having their penis cut off, according to Bild

Trogisch had been reported missing by his flatmates in early September after leaving his apartment in Lichtenberg shortly before midnight on September 5 and failing to return. 

After the pieces of leg bone were found in a park on November 8, police had two sniffer dogs independently follow the trail from different points in the city. 

Both of the dogs led investigators to Stefan R’s flat in Pankow, where detectives reportedly found a bone saw with human blood on it as well as a supply of chemicals and an empty cooler.

The suspect told police he wanted to use the chemicals to make soap, but police are investigating whether they could have been used to break down a human body.   

Traces of the alleged victim’s blood were also found at the apartment after forensic tests, according to the Berliner Morgenpost, leading to Stefan R’s arrest. 

The suspect has since declined to answer questions.  

Investigators are said to have obtained messages between the alleged killer and victim on a gay dating website, leading police to believe that they agreed to meet. 

Detectives also found evidence from Stefan R’s internet history which suggested he was interested in cannibalism. 

The alleged victim (pictured) had been reported missing by his flatmates in early September

The alleged victim (pictured) had been reported missing by his flatmates in early September

The alleged victim (pictured) had been reported missing by his flatmates in early September

On one forum, he was answering other people’s questions about whether it was possible to survive a genital amputation – saying that ‘in my experience’ some people desired it in order to feel like women or to take masochistic pleasure in it.  

‘The suspect had an interest in cannibalism,’ said prosecutors’ office spokesman Martin Steltner. ‘He searched online for the topic.’  

In addition, the meatless bones found by pedestrians in the park raised suspicion that the flesh had been artificially removed. 

‘Because of the completely fleshless bone, and other evidence, we strongly suspect that Stefan T was the victim of a cannibal,’ a police spokesman said. 

Prosecutors said it was unclear whether the victim had also had an interest in cannibalism. 

Police announced on Thursday that the search for the missing Trogisch was now a murder investigation, after tests showed that the bones belonged to him. 

Stefan R, a maths and chemistry teacher at a secondary school, was arrested at his home on Wednesday and brought before a judge. 

State prosecutors later announced that he had been remanded in investigative custody on suspicion of ‘sexual murder with a base motive’. 

Trogisch, an electrical mechanic, had not told his flatmates where he was going when he left his East Berlin flat. 

However, authorities had previously stated that he was known to use dating apps to meet male and female partners. 

The case has sparked comparisons to a notorious early-2000s cannibal murder in which the killer said his victim was a willing participant. 

Armin Meiwes is serving a life sentence over the 2001 killing of Bernd Juergen Brandes, who he claims answered his online call seeking a young man for ‘slaughter and consumption’. 

The case has sparked comparisons to that of self-confessed cannibal Armin Meiwes (pictured) who murdered and ate a man in 2002

The case has sparked comparisons to that of self-confessed cannibal Armin Meiwes (pictured) who murdered and ate a man in 2002

The case has sparked comparisons to that of self-confessed cannibal Armin Meiwes (pictured) who murdered and ate a man in 2002 

Brandes, an IT manager, had posted an advert for someone to ‘obliterate his life and leave no trace’. 

After Brandes travelled by train to meet Meiwes, the killer videotaped himself severing his visitor’s genitals with a knife before both men tried to eat them. 

‘Bernd came to me of his own free will to end his life,’ Meiwes claimed, saying his victim had wanted to be stabbed to death after overdosing to lose consciousness.

Meiwes was originally convicted of manslaughter in 2004, but federal judges later quashed that verdict and he was found guilty of murder at a retrial in 2006. 

The court in Frankfurt said Meiwes was psychologically ill but fully aware of his actions. 

Judges also rejected the defence’s argument that the act was similar to euthanasia, which is illegal but would have carried a shorter sentence. 

Two years ago, a court rejected Meiwes’s bid to leave prison after 15 years, saying there was ‘currently no favourable outlook’ for his future behaviour. 

In a separate case, a German police officer was convicted of murder in 2015 for killing a man he met in an internet chat forum devoted to cannibalism. 

Prosecutors said the victim had fantasized about being eaten, but there was no evidence the suspect actually did so. 

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