A pregnant woman who gave her husband oral sex by the lifts at Westfield shopping centre (while their children looked on) has been banned from coming back to London.
Akeela Ali, 25, and her husband Fahad Bilal got carried away by the romantic situation and ‘it just happened’, a court heard.
The couple, from Newport in South Wales, had driven down to the west London shopping mall for a day trip along with their two children aged three and five.
They let the children run off and play while they got busy on a sofa next to the lifts – but even when the kids interrupted, they still carried on.
CCTV footage captured Ali moving her head up and down and masturbating Bilal with her right hand.
When she finished she spat into a tissue and threw it behind a plant pot in the shopping centre’s lift lobby lounge.
Yesterday the couple appeared at Hammersmith magistrates court and said they ‘thought about stopping’ when their children interrupted, but carried on.
In defence, Mrs Ali said her hormones were ‘everywhere’ because of her pregnancy and she suddenly felt horny, so decided to start things up even though she knew it was wrong to do so in a public place.
Prosecutor Arlene De Silva said: ‘She was aware that one of the children was sitting beside Mr Bilal for a portion of the event. She said she regretted the incident and was ashamed.’
In his police interview on October 22, Bilal said they started kissing and one thing led to another, adding it was a ‘human mistake’.
Arlene de Silva said. ‘It was not that busy at the time but he knew it was a public area.’
The couple, who represented themselves, had to be sentenced separately as they took turns to look after their children outside the courtroom.
The judge said: ‘You understand the seriousness of this is because you are in public, your children are there, other people’s children are there. Fortunately I have been told no one in particular has seen it, but you are the adult and you should know better.’
She told them: ‘I’m going to exclude you from coming within the M25 for eight weeks.’
The couple, both from Clytha Square in Newport, were both banned from London for two months after they admitted outraging public decency.