Dalkeith curry boss behind bars

Matin Khan of Itihaas Restaurant in Dalkeith who is doing a sponsored jailbreak.
Matin Khan of Itihaas Restaurant in Dalkeith who is doing a sponsored jailbreak.

Restaurateur Matin Khan has made an arresting pledge to put smiles on young faces this Christmas.

Earlier this week, the boss of award-winning Dalkeith curry house Itihaas was on the run, expecting the long arm of the law to catch up with him at any second.

He told the Advertiser: “I don’t know if you have heard, but I have got myself into a bit of trouble and will have to answer for my crimes on Wednesday when I will be arrested by Lothian and Borders Police and taken to a secret location. You may ask ‘shouldn’t we just leave him there?’ but I think I have a lot more to give to society.”

The Make-A-Wish Foundation has told Matin that it will bail him on Friday, but only if he manages to raise £2000 for the children’s charity, which helps children and young people fighting life-threatening illnesses.To help buy Matin’s freedom, visit www.just giving.com/MatinKhan.

Online donations will be entered into a draw to win a meal.