Pryce guilty over Huhne points

Vicky Pryce Credit: PA

Disgraced MP Chris Huhne's ex-wife was today convicted of perverting the course of justice by taking his speeding points a decade ago.

Vicky Pryce, 60, of Crescent Grove, Clapham, south London, was found guilty by a jury of seven men and five women today after a retrial at Southwark Crown Court.

Former energy secretary Huhne pleaded guilty last month to perverting the course of justice by passing his points to Prycein 2003, ending his political career. Both now face jail.

Pryce looked open-mouthed in shock as the foreman told the court the jury, which retired at 3pm on Tuesday, had reached a unanimous guilty verdict.

Judge Mr Justice Sweeney granted Pryce bail until sentencing, a date for which has not been set, when he will also sentence Huhne.

He told the economist, as he had told Huhne, to be under no illusion of what sentence to expect.

"Obviously Ms Pryce was present when I indicated to Mr Huhne the inevitable consequences of a conviction for an offence of this sort.

"She must be under no illusions that my granting of bail indicates any watering down of that provisional approach."

He thanked the jury for discharging their task "assiduously" in a case which could not have been easy.

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Vicky Pryce found guilty

Disgraced MP Chris Huhne's ex-wife was today convicted of perverting the course of justice by taking his speeding points a decade ago.