Chris Huhne and Vicky Pryce jailed for eight months

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Former cabinet minister Chris Huhne and his former wife Vicky Pryce have both been jailed for eight months for perverting the course of justice.

The pair were convicted after she took driving licence points for him after he was caught speeding in 2003.

Pryce was described as being “controlling, manipulative and devious” by the Southwark Crown Court judge.

Huhne’s initial sentence was nine months, but his guilty plea meant a reduced term.

Sentencing the pair, trial judge Mr Justice Sweeney said Huhne had lied “again and again”.

Mr Justice Sweeney told the former couple: “To the extent that anything good has come out of this whole process, it is that now, finally, you have both been brought to justice for your joint offence.

 

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