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Vicky Pryce trial: 'A highly unusual day in court'

The jury trying Chris Huhne's former wife Vicky Pryce has failed to reach a verdict on a charge relating to speeding points she took for the ex-minister 10 years ago.

Ms Pryce, 60, of Clapham, London, denies perverting the course of justice and will face a retrial before a new jury on Monday.

The judge said some of the questions from the jury had shown a "fundamental deficit in understanding" of its role. Mr Justice Sweeney also criticised their lack of understanding of the trial process.

The BBC's Clive Coleman was at Southwark Crown Court on what he described as "a highly unusual day".

  • 20 Feb 2013
  • From the section UK