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A farmer who allegedly hacked his layabout son to death with an axe and then hid the pieces in a cess pit is being quizzed by police in Sulfeld, Germany.

Hans-Martin Volker, 62, is said to have killed his 27-year-old son Henning during a row about him working harder on the family farm.

The dismembered body was found by the victim's sister Rebecca, 28, who called police.

One neighbour said: "Hans-Martin worked hard all his life. He was always trying to keep his family together.

"But his son didn't have a proper job and only helped now and again with the farm. He spent most of his time lounging around the house."

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