Energy secretary to face criminal charge

Published on Friday, 03 February 2012 10:36
Posted by Scott Buckler

The energy secretary, Chris Huhne, is to face a criminal charge in connection with allegedly dodging a speeding offence, the director of public prosecutions has announced

In a televised announcement, Keir Starmer said the cabinet minister's ex-wife, Vicky Pryce, would also be prosecuted over allegations she took speeding penalty points on his behalf in 2003.

Huhne – who is expected to resign from his cabinet post as a result of the decision – is to be charged with perverting the course of justice, Starmer said.

Huhne has always denied the allegations.


The views expressed in the contents below are those of our users and do not necessarily reflect the views of GovToday.

Add comment