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Huhne & Pryce to be sentenced over M11 speeding points

Chris Huhne and Vicky Pryce are due to be sentenced today Credit: PA

The former Energy Secretary Chris Huhne and his ex-wife Vicky Pryce are due to be sentenced today after she took speeding point on his behalf.

Huhne was served with a notice that he had been caught speeding on the M11 in Essex in 2003.

Huhne had already pleaded guilty to the offence, but Pryce denied the charge, arguing in court that she took the points under 'marital coercion'.

Her initial trial collapsed after the jury failed to understand the basic facts of the case and it's own role in proceedings.

Pryce was found guilty in the subsequent trial at Southwark Crown Court last week,

Date set for Chris Huhne speeding trial

Former Cabinet minister Chris Huhne and his ex-wife are to stand trial next Monday over claims she took speeding points for him so he could avoid prosecution.

Huhne and his former wife Vicky Pryce were both charged last year with perverting the course of justice over the allegation, said to relate to a speeding offence in 2003.

Pryce previously pleaded not guilty on the grounds of marital coercion and Huhne today entered a not guilty plea to the charge.

The events which led to the charges date back to March 2003 when Huhne's car was allegedly caught by a speed camera on the motorway between Stansted Airport and London.

Both defendants are on bail and their trial at Southwark Crown Court is due to start next Monday.