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Two 14-year-old boys who stole their mother's jewellery to pay for visits to a brothel have been charged with theft in Karlsruhe, Germany.

The youngsters sold 3,000 GBP-worth of gold and gems for just 300 GBP and then headed to the city's red light district, say police.

"You could still see the delighted smiles on their faces while they were being interrogated," said police spokesman Ralf Minet.

"They've been told that damages will be awarded against them and they will have to pay it out of their pocket money," he added.

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