MP John Hemming's wife faces cat burglary trial
An MP's wife has been committed for trial in Birmingham accused of burgling the house of her husband's lover and stealing a kitten.
Christine Hemming, 52, wife of Yardley Lib Dem MP John Hemming, was not required to enter a plea before Birmingham magistrates.
She was given conditional bail to appear at crown court on 7 February.
She is charged with burgling the home of researcher Emily Cox, with whom Mr Hemming fathered a child in 2005.
Mark Worthington reports.
16 Dec 2010
- From the section UK