Huhne's ex-wife found guilty

Vicky Pryce, the ex-wife of former Cabinet minister Chris Huhne, has been found guilty of perverting the course of justice by taking his speeding points. Vince Cable and Nick Clegg's wife have denied her claim that they knew about the points.

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Chris Huhne's ex-wife Vicky Pryce found guilty

Vicky Pryce, the ex-wife of former cabinet minister Chris Huhne, has been found guilty of perverting the course of justice. A jury rejected her claim that he had forced her to take his speeding points. Their conclusion was that she did it willingly.

Pryce and Huhne have been warned they both face jail. ITV News correspondent Romilly Weeks reports from Southwark Crown Court:

Read: Huhne's ex-wife found guilty.

Read: Vince Cable refuses to answer questions over Pryce.

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Huhne 'fight against prosecution' expensive for CPS

The Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) said in a statement that Chris Huhne "made sustained challenges against the prosecution before pleading guilty at the last minute".

Perverting the course of justice is a serious matter and the system relies on people being truthful to police. It is important that everyone should act within the law – whoever they are.

Chris Huhne made sustained challenges against the prosecution before pleading guilty at the last minute. This was expensive for the CPS and we will be applying for costs.

I would like to thank my prosecution team for the professional way that they have dealt with this case throughout.

– Malcolm McHaffie, CPS deputy head of special crime

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Vicky Pryce 'very disappointed' with guilty verdict

Vicky Pryce with her solicitor Robert Brown outside Southwark Crown Court. Credit: ITV News

Robert Brown, the solicitor of Vicky Pryce has given a statement following his client's conviction.

Speaking outside Southwark Crown Court he said Ms Pryce was "very disappointed" with the guilty verdict. On her behalf, he also thanked those who had supported her through the "difficult period", including her children, friends and colleagues.

Earlier the former wife of Chris Huhne was found guilty of perverting the course of justice for taking his speeding points a decade ago.

Denials over who knew what on speeding fines

Vicky Pryce was found guilty following retrial. Credit: Priscilla Coleman

A number of denials have been issued over who had prior knowledge of the Vicky Pryce speeding points story. Vicky Pryce, the ex-wife of former Cabinet minister Chris Huhne, was found guilty of perverting the course of justice by taking his speeding points.

Vicky Pryce at Southwark Crown Court. Credit: Priscilla Coleman

Read: Clegg's wife 'had no prior knowledge of points case'.

Read: Lib Dem peer: 'Vicky never raised a question of points with me'.

Pryce: 'I discussed points swapping with the Cables'

The jury in the retrial of Vicky Pryce was shown emails between Pryce and Sunday Times political editor Isabel Oakeshott in which Pryce writes she had discussed points swapping with Vince Cable and his wife.

In an email to Isabel Oakeshott on April 9, Vicky Pryce wrote:

"Actually I had told Vince and Rachel about points before when the three of us were having supper about a month ago - they were horrified at the time but VC has probably forgotten it by now. He was v tired that night."

Vince Cable and his wife Rachel have issued a joint statement saying they have "no recollection" of discussing speeding points with Pryce.

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