Wang Lijun in court
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Bo Xilai scandal: Police chief Wang Lijun verdict due

23 September 2012 Last updated at 22:10 BST

A Chinese court is preparing to deliver its verdict in the case of an ex-police chief at the heart of the country's biggest political scandal in years.

Wang Lijun's attempted defection led to the downfall of top politician Bo Xilai whose wife was found guilty of killing a British businessman.

Mr Wang pleaded guilty to to defection, abuse of power and bribe-taking at his two-day trial in Chengdu last week.

John Sudworth reports from Shanghai.