A judge suspended a murder trial after he spotted two members of staff having sex during the hearing.
Judge Anne Ivaldi asked the prosecutor to stop speaking after realising that the steamy antics of the court employees was visible through the window of an office next to the court.
The couple thought that the smoked glass of the window would hide their passionate embrace but were caught out when the eagle-eyed judge spotted them and ordered that his trial be put on hold until the raunchy performance was brought to a halt.
A court source told the Daily Mail newspaper: “The summing up had just begun when the judge heard strange noises, looked up and saw the outline of two naked bodies.
“When everyone looked it was quite clear what was going on.”