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Police seize Panther tank in raid

Authorities have seized a 45-ton Panther tank, a flak canon and multiple other World War II-era weapons in a raid on a 78-year-old collector's storage facility in northern Germany.

Kiel prosecutor Birgit Hess said the collector is being investigated for possibly violating German weapons laws but his attorney said the items were properly demilitarised and registered.

The collector, whose name wasn't released, made no secret of his collection, even bringing the tank out during a bad winter to plough neighbours' snow.