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Mon 25 Feb 2013

Retrial of UK minister Huhne's ex wife begins after jury failed to reach verdict

  • By Yafit Lazar and 1 other
  • Last update: 2 years ago
  • London Borough of Southwark, England, United Kingdom

Retrial of Vicky Pryce begins

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Former cabinet minister Chris Huhne's ex wife, Vicky Pryce, is tried over claims that she took her then husband's speeding points after a driving offence in 2003.

The retrial comes after the jury at Southwark Crown Court failed to reach a verdict on February 20 after four days of deliberation.

The panel of eight women and four men were discharged after they told the court it was "highly unlikely" they could make a majority decision.

Pryce claimed she was forced to take the points by Huhne because he wanted to avoid prosecution.

Before his trial started, Huhne admitted he deceived the police and was warned he faces jail. He will be sentenced once the case against his ex-wife is concluded.

www.bbc.co.uk - Vicky Pryce jury discharged in Huhne speeding points case

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