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Minister Chris Huhne in new probe over speeding claims

By James Tapsfield

Prosecutors have asked police to make further inquiries into claims Cabinet minister Chris Huhne tried to dodge a speeding penalty in 2003.

Essex Police delivered an evidence file last month after claims that Mr Huhne asked ex-wife Vicky Pryce to accept penalty points on his behalf.

Yesterday a Crown Prosecution Service spokesman said: "We have asked Essex Police to carry out further inquiries. Our review will continue when those inquiries have been completed."

Ms Pryce claimed in a newspaper interview in May the Energy Secretary had tried to pass on his points to her to avoid losing his driving licence.

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