The daughter of former Cabinet minister Chris Huhne has decribed how she fought off a cab driver who tried to sexually assault her. 24-year-old Lydia Huhne headbutted the driver after he locked the doors of the car, climbed into the back and touched her face and breast.
Today Lydia Huhne, who co-runs a theatre company, called for all children to be taught self-defence.
She said: "I really do think it's important that self-defence is taught in schools. If it wasn't for me having done fight scenes in plays I wouldn't have ever thought about headbutting.
"Luckily nothing really happened because I reacted fast. If another person had got in the car and hadn't had training it could have resulted in something much more dire."
Former Cabinet minister Chris Huhne has pleaded guilty at Southwark Crown Court to perverting the course of justice over claims his ex-wife Vicky Pryce took speeding points for him a decade ago. It was after his car was caught speeding on the M11 in Essex.