Chris Huhne Faces Confiscation Hearing

A court hearing is being held to decide how much former Eastleigh MP Chris Huhne and his ex-wife Vicky Pryce should pay for their points-swapping prosecution.

The disgraced ex-Caninet minister and his former wife are each serving eight months in prison for perverting the course of justice when she took three speeding points for him a decade ago.

More than £100,000 was spent by prosecutors pursuing the former couple, Attorney General Dominic Grieve has said.

Huhne faces a hefty legal bill from the case - the CPS is pursuing him for the cost of his prosecution as well as for his efforts to get the case thrown out.

The 58-year-old, who denied his guilt for two years, failed in attempts to get his case dismissed, only pleading guilty on the first day of trial, while economist Pryce, 60, was convicted after a retrial.

A costs hearing for both will take place at Southwark Crown Court.