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UK: Huhne changes plea to guilty

PUBLISHED: 10:26 04 February 2013 | UPDATED: 10:26 04 February 2013

Former Energy Secretary Chris Huhne. Dominic Lipinski/PA Wire

Former Energy Secretary Chris Huhne. Dominic Lipinski/PA Wire

FORMER Cabinet minister Chris Huhne today pleaded guilty to perverting the course of justice over claims his ex-wife took speeding points for him a decade ago.

Huhne entered the plea on the first day of his trial at Southwark Crown Court.

His former wife Vicky Pryce denied a charge of perverting the course of justice.

Carina Trimingham, whom Huhne admitted having an affair with in 2010, ending his 26-year marriage to Pryce, was in the public gallery as he pleaded guilty to the perverting the course of justice charge.

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