Attempt to name pub after incest 'beast'

Last updated 06:40 17/01/2013
Josef Fritzl
Reuters
JAILED FOR LIFE: Josef Fritzl arrives at his trial in 2009.

Relevant offers

Europe

Icelandic language at risk because robots and computers can't grasp it Man arrested at Paris train station after threatening police with knife French presidential election begins as overseas voters cast first ballots Police find 111 illegal migrants in the back of a truck at Romanian border Watch: Ferry crashes into harbour wall in Gran Canaria, Spain French election: Fake news spreads ahead of presidential poll Donald Trump says Paris attack will help Marine Le Pen in French election Man arrested over bombing of Borussia Dortmund bus motivated by greed, prosecutors allege Kiwi photographer finds haunting beauty in Chernobyl Exclusion Zone Paris attack: Gunman had a history of attacking and threatening police

Polish authorities have cancelled the lease for a cellar pub that was to be named after Josef Fritzl, an Austrian man serving a life sentence for locking his daughter in a basement, raping her and fathering her seven children.

A businessman had planned to open Fritzl's Cellar in Warsaw's elegant Nowy Swiat street in what he described as a "publicity stunt".

A state official representing the interests of children has protested to the Town Hall and internet surfers have expressed shock.

Warsaw Mayor Wojciech Bartelski said he had cancelled the lease and told the prosecutors about the stunt using one of the "greatest beasts of our times", in violation of the ban on public promotion of crime.

The businessman could face up to one year in prison if convicted.

Ad Feedback

- AP

Special offers

Featured Promotions

Sponsored Content