Police press for Huhne charges

Chris Huhne and Police

Police are urging prosecutors to bring proceedings against Eastleigh’s MP Chris Huhne and his former wife Vicky Pryce according to The Times.

The newspaper claims that Essex police believe they have enough evidence to charge the Cabinet Minister with speeding and perverting the course of justice and that his ex wife should also face the latter charge.

Earlier this year Ms Pryce had told The Times she had accepted speeding points on Mr Huhne’s behalf in 2003 – an allegation he has strongly denied.

The newspaper says that key evidence includes text messages the police found on a mobile phone belonging to one of the MPs sons which they claim indicate a conspiracy.

However the CPS has told the police they must produce more evidence – specifically the emails which had passed between The Times and Ms Pryce which it is believed contain the original allegations.

The Times have so far refused to produce these and are challenging the Police production order with a Judicial Review die to be heard in January.

Mr Huhne has said he expects any investigation to exonerate him and that he would not resign his post if charged.

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