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Couple fined for concert sex act as woman claims she was 'helping boyfriend go to the toilet'

The couple were filmed engaging in a sex act during a set by Paloma Faith at a gig in Hyde Park.

Concert sex act case Simon Murphy and Lisanne Beck. Source: Anthony Devlin/PA Wire

A WELSH COUPLE were fined today after being found guilty of carrying out a sex act at a crowded open-air concert in London’s Hyde Park.

Lisanne Beck, 47, and Simon Murphy, 48, were filmed engaging in sexual activity, including oral sex, on a mobile phone during a set by singer-songwriter Paloma Faith in September 2014.

Shocked onlookers alerted security and the couple, from Swansea, who had both drunk several cans of cider, were thrown out of the BBC Radio 2 concert, London’s Old Bailey heard.

Beck, a waitress, claimed she was trying to shake Murphy, who works as a gardener, so he could use the bathroom.

He had not been to the toilet and I knew that he gets discomfort in his stomach because of a medical condition – IBS (Irritable Bowel Syndrome).

Murphy told police he was completely unaware of anything improper happening.

But Judge Charles Wide told the couple they needed to be “taught a lesson” for their “revolting behaviour” after a jury found them guilty of outraging public decency.

They were ordered to pay £1,000 (€1,400) each, plus £1,750 (€2,448) in prosecution costs.

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