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

Leaders threaten Russia with tougher sanctions Slain anti-Putin leader Boris Nemtsov is buried as allies accuse Kremlin Queen Elizabeth strips entertainer Rolf Harris of honour over child sex conviction Study determines 'normal' range for penis size Cameron says child sex abuse to be classified 'national threat' Nemtsov's shaken girlfriend says she didn't see killer US army chief 'very concerned' at UK defence cuts Would-be burglar's brick bounces back ... into his face Aggressive owl terrorises Dutch town 'Jihadi John' Mohammed Emwazi won't have the same impact unmasked

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