A couple who had sex in Domino’s face prison after a video of their ‘obscene and disgusting’ was shown in court.CCTV footage of Daniella Hirst and Craig Smith having sex on the counter while waiting for a 12inch pepperoni pizza with stuffed crust was shown at Scarborough Magistrates Court today.Hirst, 29 years old sat at the back of the court with her hands over her eyes in shame through the more explicit parts of 18 minute clip.The prosecutor told ‘We view this offence as so serious that it passes the custody threshold.’
The video showed the couple ordering food and messing around with a yellow cleaning cone before Hirst performs oral sex on Smith, 31 years old .The pair then have sex leaning on counter close to the till.Staff can be seen working in the kitchen as deliverymen come and go throughout.Hirst pleaded guilty to ‘committing an act outraging public decency by behaving in an indecent manner’.Smith, who was not in court because he was on remand in prison, was found guilty in his absence.He was charged with grievous bodily harm with intent and two counts of assault in November 2015 after a fight outside a pub.Hirst described her behaviour as ‘horrendous’ and told court she ‘cringed’ when watching the CCTV footage back during police interview.As she left the court having changed out of her pink dungarees she told she was ‘fuming’.North Yorkshire Police were made aware of the footage by the local media after it was posted on Twitter by a member of Domino’s staff.The couple, from Bridlington, East Yorkshire, had spent the weekend drinking and celebrating Smith’s birthday when they got train to Scarborough on February 25 2016.Prosecuting, Neil Holdsworth told ‘This charge is committing an act outraging public decency by behaving in an indecent manner.
‘This case is about an occasion where the two defendants engaged in sexual activity in a Domino’s pizza outlet which was open to public, with members of staff present.’They let exuberant spirits get the better of them
Defending, Scott McLaughlin attempted to have the CCTV footage thrown out but magistrates rejected his request.In mitigation, he told ‘This case speaks for itself. Clearly, they were in drink and let their exuberant spirits get the better of them.’There is nothing sinister in relation to the acts themselves, they are quite guarded. They have not been brazen in their actions.He added ‘Miss Hirst’s dirty laundry has been aired in public.’Magistrate Angela Beardshall told ‘The prosecution has not obtained this footage illegally although it may well be it was distributed improperly.
‘In coming to our decision we do take note Mr Smith has not attended but do deem him present via his solicitor.’We have watched the footage and it’s not disputed the male in the footage is Mr Smith.’A great deal of acts were lude, obscene and disgusting.’Members of staff were present and the defendants could not be sure that members of public would not enter the premises.’The offence was in a public place. Members of the public were present and so were staff.’Members of the public should not have to put up with this disgusting behaviour.’Both Hirst and Smith will be sentenced on October 17 at Scarborough Magistrates Court.Speaking after the video went viral in February, Hirst said: ‘I’m very opened-minded about sex and public places I love the thrill you may get caught.’But obviously I never thought we’d get caught like this and end up all over internet.’