Huhne case sent to Crown Court

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Former Energy Secretary Chris Huhne made his first appearance in court yesterday over a charge of perverting the course of justice after he allegedly dodged a speeding penalty.

Prosecutors claim the Liberal Democrat politician persuaded his former wife Vicky Pryce to take points that should have gone onto his driving licence in 2003.

The pair barely exchanged a glance as they stood in the dock at Westminster Magistrates’ Court in London, where they face the same charge.

Both spoke only to confirm their names, dates of birth and addresses and were granted conditional bail.

The case was adjourned until March 2 when it will be heard at Southwark Crown Court in south London.