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Jury retires in takeaway boss Azad Miah's brothel trial

A jury has retired to consider verdicts in the trial of a Carlisle man accused of running a brothel from his takeaway.

Azad Miah, 44, is accused of inciting six girls into child prostitution, from the former Spice of India restaurant in Botchergate.

He denies eight counts of inciting child prostitution, nine counts of paying for sexual services of a child, and one count of keeping a brothel.

The jury at Carlisle Crown Court retired after a three-week trial.

They were later sent home for the weekend, and will resume deliberations on Monday.

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