The jury at the trial of a Carlisle takeaway owner accused of running a brothel from his premises will hear a fifth day of prosecution evidence today.
Azad Miah, who ran the former Spice of India in Botchergate, denies 17 charges including inciting child prostitution and paying for the sexual services of a child. Yesterday the court heard claims that he sent text messages to two 16 year old girls asking if he could pay them to sleep with him.
Under cross examination both admitted that they no longer had the messages. One told the court that she had shown them to a police community support officer, but the officer later denied that. The case is expected to last for three weeks.
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