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Huhne police hold talks with CPS

Police probing allegations that Cabinet minister Chris Huhne tried to dodge punishment for speeding have received advice from prosecutors, it has been revealed.

The Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) said one of its representatives held face-to-face talks with officers from Essex Police on Friday.

A spokesman said: "We have met the police and given them some advice. The case is ongoing. They have not delivered an evidence file."

The Liberal Democrat Energy Secretary and his ex-wife Vicky Pryce were interviewed by detectives last month over claims that he persuaded her to accept a penalty on his behalf in March 2003.

Images of Ms Pryce's driving licence have emerged indicating that she received points for an offence in the Essex area on the date in question.

However, she is subsequently believed to have said she was at an event in London and Mr Huhne was behind the wheel.

There have been conflicting reports over whether Ms Pryce has repeated her allegation directly to police.

Mr Huhne, who left Ms Pryce for another woman last year, denies any wrongdoing.

Both Prime Minister David Cameron and his Lib Dem deputy Nick Clegg have insisted there is no reason he should resign at this stage.

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