Judge arrested over alleged role in ex-minister's speeding case
A barrister and judge has been arrested on suspicion of lying to police over the speeding allegations story involving the ex-cabinet minister Chris Huhne and his former wife, Vicky Pryce.
Constance Briscoe (55), a lawyer and part-time crown court recorder, had denied having any involvement with the Mail on Sunday over the leaking of the driving licence points-swapping story.
But the court heard that Ms Pryce and her friend Mr Briscoe were in contact with the newspaper when allegations that Ms Pryce took Huhne’s speeding points first became public in 2011.
As a result of that contact, the jury was told, the Crown Prosecution Service had decided against calling Mr Briscoe as a witness.
Ms Pryce (60) an economist, has denied perverting the course of justice. – (Guardian)