WH Smith and Tesco apologise after promoting Josef Fritzl book as Father's Day present

LONDON - WH Smith and Tesco have been forced to apologise after promoting a book on Josef Fritzl, who kept his daughter in a cellar and repeatedly raped her, as a Father's Day present.

WH Smith and Tesco apologise after promoting Josef Fritzl book as Father's Day present

The Lewisham branch of WH Smith displayed the non-fiction book on the Austrian, who kept his daughter in captivity for 24 years, in a ‘Top 50 Books for Dad' display alongside titles including Sebastian Faulks' Bond novel Devil May Care.

Tesco in Leighton Buzzard also stocked the book, called The Crimes of Josef Fritzl, in its Father's Day section.

Both chains have now removed the book from the display.

 

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