- Akeela Ali was seen performing the act on husband Fahad Bilal on July 23
- CCTV showed their children, three and five, next to them during incident
- Both pleaded guilty to outraging public decency at a hearing yesterday
- Banned from capital for eight weeks at Hammersmith Magistrates' Court
Akeela Ali and her husband Fahad Bilal (pictured) have been banned from London after she performed a sex act on him on the sofa of Westfield, west London
A pregnant woman and her husband have been banned from London after she performed a sex act on him on the sofa of a busy shopping centre.
Akeela Ali was filmed performing the act on her husband Fahad Bilal in front of her two children at Westfield shopping centre, west London, on July 23.
Both pleaded guilty to outraging public decency at Hammersmith Magistrates' Court yesterday and were banned from the capital for eight weeks.
CCTV footage shows the couple, who had travelled from Newport, Wales, at the shopping centre with their children, aged three and five.
Arlene De Silva, prosecuting, said they were sitting on a sofa on the first floor around 8pm when they engaged in the sex act.
She added: ‘This went on for around 10 minutes.
They were interrupted several times by the children.'
Ali, 25, was interviewed by police on October 22 and claimed her hormones were everywhere because she was pregnant.
Ms De Silva said: ‘She said they started kissing as their kids were running around playing. 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.’
Bilal, 26, was interview separately, where he claimed the incident was a 'human mistake'.
Ms De Silva added: 'It was not that busy at the time but he knew it was a public area.
‘They thought about stopping when the children interrupted but continued.’
The couple, who represented themselves, were sentenced separately.
Ali told the judge: ‘I’m just quite ashamed of what I did, I’m not happy with what happened. At the time I didn’t realise what I was doing, I was pregnant.
‘We were sitting together, we were tired and it just happened.’
Bilal added: ‘It was a big mistake and it was shameful.’
District Judge Elizabeth Roscoe, sentencing, told Ali: ‘You understand the seriousness of this is because you are in public, your children are there, other 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 added to Bilal: 'I’m going to exclude you from coming within the M25 for eight weeks, except for the 11 and 12 of November, to attend your immigration hearing.
‘If you breach that you will be arrested and brought back to court.'
The unemployed couple must also pay a £60 victim surcharge and a £180 court charge at a rate of £10 a fortnight.