Paedophile Azad Miah sentenced to 15 years.

Azad Miah Photo: ITV Border

A Carlisle takeaway owner has been jailed for 15 years for attempting to recruit young girls into prostitution and running a brothel from his curry house.

Azad Miah was found guilty yesterday of 10 offences, following a three week trial at Carlisle Crown Court.

He paid for sex with vulnerable underage girls, some had drug or alcohol addictions or chaotic home lives.

He also used the rooms above the former Spice of India takeaway on Botchergate as a brothel, when men paid as little as £10 for sex with the girls who were as young as 15.

He pursued one girl and sent her dozens of texts despite knowing she was just 12 years old.

The Spice of India has now changed name and management.