A DRUNK couple had sex in a van after swigging vodka ­— and were seen by a passer-by and a child.

Carl Stoiles has been jailed following the ‘hedonistic, callous, reckless and dangerous’ behaviour. 

Burnley Crown Court heard how, on February 13, a witness saw Stoiles and co-defendant, Georgina Bray, parked in an obstructive manner at a junction in Burnley.

The same witness later saw the van being driven erratically and dangerously through several residential streets, including Carholme Avenue, Brownhill Avenue, Stroyan Street, Irene Street and Chatburn Avenue, before witnessing them having sex in the front of the white Ford Transit.

Prosecuting Emma Kehoe said: “A witness said that late on the afternoon of February 13, around 5pm, she saw a van being driven by Stoiles. Her attention was alerted because of the behaviour of the two people in the van.

“She saw the vehicle in several streets in Burnley and at one point she witnessed the passenger, Bray, kneeling down and performing a sex act on Stoiles. She also saw the couple swigging from a vodka bottle.

“She then saw what appeared to be Bray having sex with Stoiles in the front of the van.”

Mrs Kehoe said that lewd behaviour had been seen by a child as well as the witness, and both defendants appeared very drunk.

Stoiles, 38, of Feilden Street, Burnley, pleaded guilty to outraging public decency, dangerous driving and failing to provide a specimen.

Judge Andrew Jeffries QC said: “A passer-by became concerned after seeing the van parked up and witnessing Miss Bray performing a sex act on you, Mr Stoiles.

“She called the police and proceeded to follow you for the next hour while you drove erratically.

“Mr Stoiles, you then parked the van in an obstructive manner and remained there for a while, with the hazards, indicators, horn and windscreen wipers going off in an unusual way.

“The reason for that was because you were engaging in sexual intercourse with Miss Bray in the front of the vehicle in a residential street in relative daylight.

“The offence shows a remarkably hedonistic, callous and reckless way of behaving, and in your case Mr Stoiles, dangerous as well.

“You were both very drunk. Whether that was for the thrill or wanton behaviour, I don’t know, but for an hour that went on in public and was also witnessed by a child.”

Stoiles, who was out on prison licence at the time of the offence, and has previous driving convictions spanning from 1997 to 2016, was sentenced to 22 months in prison and was disqualified from driving for 47 months.

Bray, also of Feilden Street, who also pleaded guilty to outraging public decency was handed a nine month prison sentence, suspended for 18 months. She was ordered to carry out 40 days worth of rehabilitation activity.