Mother of art thief is jailed after shredding masterpieces

Mireille Breitwieser, the mother of an art thief, was imprisoned after admitting she shredded up to 60 masterpieces by leading artists, such as Bruegel and Watteau, stolen in broad daylight from museums in five countries. French police also dragged the Rhône-Rhine canal in eastern France looking for priceless objects, such as weapons, vases and musical instruments, dumped there last November

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