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Jury to continue considering Vicky Pryce verdict

Jurors will continue deliberating the fate of Chris Huhne's ex-wife today.

Vicky Pryce is charged with perverting the course of justice by taking the disgraced politician's speeding points in 2003.

Vicky Pryce denies the charge of perverting the course of justice. Credit: Press Association

The economist denies the charge, claiming she was coerced by Huhne so he could avoid losing his licence.

Huhne, 58, pleaded guilty to the offence on the first day of their trial, which prompted his resignation as an MP.

Pryce's defence of marital coercion requires that Huhne was present when she signed the form agreeing to take the points, and that her will was "overborne".

The jury of eight women and four men at Southwark Crown Court have to decide whether the prosecution has proved that Huhne did not coerce Pryce, who is now 60.

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