Facebook bomb threat: man avoids jail

A Carlisle man has avoided prison despite encouraging others to petrol bomb an Indian takeaway, after the takeaways manager was arrested for sexually assaulting young girls.

After the arrest of Azad Miah, who ran the Spice of India, 27 year old Alan Clarke wrote on a friend's Facebook page:

'If anyone feels the need to smash the place up, I won't stop you ha-ha' he went on to say that 'the place needs petrol bombed'.

Clarke received a 12 month sentence suspended for 2 years, was given a curfew and will have to carry out 200 hours unpaid work.

Judge Paul Batty QC warned him that if he became involved with anything similar again, he would face a long prison sentence.

Last year, Miah was sentenced to 15 years in prison for running the Spice of India on Botchergate as an underage brothel.