Huhne and Pryce released from prisonCurrent affairs
Former cabinet minister Chris Huhne and his ex-wife, Vicky Pryce, have both been released from prison after serving two out of the eight month sentences they were given for perverting the course of justice.
The sentences were given after Ms Pryce admitted taking speeding points for Mr Huhne during their marriage so that he would not lose his driver’s license.
Mr Huhne has referred to prison as a “humbling and sobering experience” and said that he was “very sorry” for what he had done.
Speaking outside the home he shares with his partner, Carina Triningham, Huhne said: “I’d like to thank all of those who have written to me, hundreds of letters I have had, and all my family and friends who stood by me.” He spoke directly to the press, adding: “I would now like to get on, get back home and continue with my life. Thank you for coming”
A statement read by Ms Pryce’s barrister, Robert Brown, said: “Vicky Pryce is very pleased to be home and back with her family. She is grateful for all the support she has received from everyone whilst in prison, including her fellow residents and prison staff. She now intends to spend time with her family and looks forward to returning to her career as an economist.”
Both Ms Pryce and Mr Huhne are yet to learn how much they will need to pay in legal costs.