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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Vicky Pryce conviction follows 'steadfast investigation'

The conviction of Chris Huhne and Vicky Pryce has been achieved through the thorough and steadfast investigation conducted by officers and specialist staff at Essex and Kent Police. Perverting the course of justice is a serious offence.

We hope this conviction serves as a timely reminder to motorists who try and avoid driving bans by ‘giving’ their points to others. This practice is not only unlawful, but has life changing consequences for those who get caught flouting the rules.

– Assistant Chief Constable Gary Beautridge from the Kent and Essex Serious Crime Directorate

Chris Huhne and Vicky Pryce to be sentenced together

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

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

Chris Huhne and Vicky Pryce will be sentenced together at a later date. Credit: Press Assocation

"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.


Vicky Pryce found guilty following retrial

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

Vicky Pryce at Southwark Crown Court. Credit: Priscilla Coleman

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 Pryce in 2003, ending his political career. Both now face jail.

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