An Italian judge suspended a murder trial in Italy after spotting two court staff in an office beside the court having sex.

‘Anna Ivaldi asked the prosecutor to stop talking after she heard strange noises and looked up to see the pair in a passionate embrace.

‘Prosecutor Sabrina Monteverde had just begun summing up when judge Ivaldi silenced her and had the love-making session brought to an abrupt end.

‘The Daily Mail quoted a court source as saying: “When everyone looked it was quite clear what was going on – they were having sex.

‘”They obviously thought because the glass was dark they would not be seen.

‘”They are both court admin staff but they have not been named. It’s a bit delicate as one of them is married.”

‘A spokesperson for the Genoa court said the matter had been dealt with’