January 2017

Police push for sex pest’s ‘¨shop closure

Siraj Patel, 49, of Dallas Road, Lancaster, was found guilty of four counts of sexual activity with a child under 16 and one count of sexual grooming after a trial at Preston Crown Court last November.

In December 2016, he was sentenced to four years in jail for these offences, which were committed against a 15-year-old girl.

He was also given a sexual harm prevention order, is on the sex offenders register indefinitely and had to pay a victim surcharge of £120.

Police and immigration officials raided Mognies takeaway last July and found three illegal immigrants from India all living above Mognies in one room.

All three were arrested.