Pryce guilty over speeding points

08 March 2013
Vicky Pryce outside court after being convicted of perverting the course of justice

The former wife of Chris Huhne has been found guilty of perverting the course of justice by taking the former energy secretary's speeding points.

Vicky Pryce, 60, looked stunned as the foreman of the jury told the court jurors had reached a unanimous guilty verdict in her retrial at Southwark Crown Court.

Chris Huhne admitted perverting the course of justice by passing his points to Pryce in 2003, resulting in the breakdown of his political career.

Judge Mr Justice Sweeney granted Pryce, of Crescent Grove, Clapham, south London, bail until sentencing. The date for that, when disgraced MP Huhne will also be sentenced, has not yet been set but both he and Pryce are facing the prospect of jail sentences.

The judge told Pryce: "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."