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A German pensioner has been fined €100 (£67) after calling his ex-partner "an old tart" in an email.

The woman was so distraught after receiving the email - which also suggested her new partner should have "got somebody younger and more attractive for his money" - she lodged a formal complaint with police.

According to German newspaper Bild, the case against the 66-year-old pensioner was dropped after he agreed to cough up the fine. ®

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