A COUPLE from Whitefield are set to face a crown court judge over allegations that they had sex on a Manchester Airport flight.

Phillip Mycock, 38, and Gemma Heap, 35, have been jointly charged over an incident aboard a Thomas Cook aircraft, en-route to Enfeda in Tunisia, on July 29 last year.

Mycock, of Connaught Avenue, and Heap, of Rydal Avenue, have each been accused of the common-law offence of outraging public decency by behaving in an indecent manner, namely having or appearing to have sexual intercourse in the presence of other passengers, while sat in their seats on the plane.

The couple were also each charged with being drunk in an aircraft on the same occasion, during Flight MT 820, contravening Air Navigation Orders, when they appeared jointly before Manchester Magistrates Court last week.

Mycock and Heap both pleaded not guilty to each of the offences and elected crown court trial.

District judge Mark Hadfield released the pair on unconditional bail to appear before Manchester Minshull Street Crown Court for a plea and trial preparation hearing on April 8.