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This Couple Had Oral Sex In Front Of Their Children At A Shopping Centre

Fahad Bilal and Akeela Ali were caught in the Westfield shopping centre in Shepherd's Bush and have now been banned from "coming within the M25" for eight weeks.

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Fahad Bilal, 26, and his wife, Akeela Ali, 25, started the day with a family shopping trip to Shepherd's Bush Westfield shopping centre with their two children, aged 3 and 5.

Unlike most family shopping trips, it ended when they were caught on CCTV having oral sex by the shopping centre lifts while their children watched, according to Central News reporters at Hammersmith magistrates' court.

Ali later told police said she "thought about stopping" when their children interrupted, but carried on because "it just happened".

The prosecutor explained what happened next: "When she finished she spat into a tissue and threw it behind a plant pot in the shopping centre's lift lobby lounge."

Ali later told police she was pregnant "and as a result her hormones were everywhere and she felt horny", the prosecutor said.

Westfield in Shepherd’s Bush, where this all took place, describes itself as a “pioneering shopping and leisure destination”.

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According to prosecutors, Ali and Bilal "started kissing as their kids were running around playing" at the shopping centre.

"Just after 8pm they were sitting on a sofa in the lift lobby lounge area on the first floor facing three elevators," the prosecutor added. "Mrs Ali sat beside her husband and lifted the jacket on his groin. She then began moving her head up and down and was clearly engaging in oral sex.

"She placed her right hand under the jacket and appeared to be masturbating him. This went on for around 10 minutes. They were interrupted several times by the children.

"She lay down on her husband and gave him oral sex, she said 'it just happened'. When their children interrupted she felt what they were doing was wrong but they carried on. 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."

Judge Elizabeth Roscoe found the couple guilty of outraging public decency and banned them from "coming within the M25" for eight weeks.

Bilal said the incident was a "human mistake" and that he is "not happy with what happened".

Jim Waterson is a politics editor for BuzzFeed News and is based in London.

Contact Jim Waterson at jim.waterson@buzzfeed.com.

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