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Barrister guilty of lying to police over Chris Huhne scandal

Barrister and part-time judge Constance Briscoe has been found guilty at the Old Bailey of lying to police investigating the Chris Huhne speeding points scandal.

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Constance Briscoe jail sentence 'almost inevitable'

It it "almost inevitable" that barrister Constance Briscoe will serve time in jail after being found guilty of lying to police, a judge said.

Briscoe, who remains on bail, will be sentenced tomorrow at the Old Bailey from 10am.

Mr Justice Baker warned: "It's almost inevitable there will be a custodial sentence."

Constance Briscoe became embroiled in the Chris Huhne driving points scandal. Credit: PA

Briscoe was found guilty on three counts. The first charge alleged that Briscoe provided police with two inaccurate statements, and the second that she produced an altered copy of a statement but claimed it was the correct version.

A third charge alleged that she deliberately got a document expert to view the wrong version of her witness statement.

Briscoe stood trial at London's Southwark Crown Court in January but a jury failed to reach verdicts on any of the counts, after which a re-trial was ordered.

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