A Slough divorcee who travelled 200 miles to meet a non-existent 13-year-old girl for sex has been sentenced to seven years in jail.

Zubair Shah, 51, had believed he was speaking online to two girls, aged 13 and 12, for three months without realising he was being tricked by a paedophile hunting group going by the name Strike UK.

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But when he travelled from his Slough home to South Yorkshire to meet one of them he was confronted by a group of adults who had been pretending to be the child.

Shah was filmed apologising profusely and calling himself "stupid" before asking the paedophile hunters to kill him as they asked him why he had been sending sexual communications to the child.

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Speaking through an Urdu interpreter in Reading Crown Court on July 24, Shah admitted nine counts of attempting to cause or incite a child to engage in sexual activity, plus two counts of arranging or facilitating the commission of a child sex offence.

He accepted having made the trip with the hope of sleeping with what he thought was an underage girl, one of 11 child sex offences which he admitted before a judge.

Shah was bailed before a sentencing hearing on September 11.

But Judge Angela Morris told him then: "The fact that I am going to give you bail ... is no promise or indication of what the likely sentence will be.

He received the seven year sentence on his return to court earlier this month

He had denied and was acquitted of two counts of attempting sexual communication with a child.