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Vicky Pryce trial - day seven
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- Day seven at Southwark Crown Court of Vicky Pryce trial
- Chris Huhne's ex is accused of taking his speeding points
- She denies perverting course of justice
- Huhne has previously admitted perverting the course of justice
- Jury retires at 11.50am to consider verdict
- Comments disabled for legal reasons
The jury has been sent home for the day, with the court not due to sit tomorrow.
This means deliberations will resume on Monday.
Now the jury has retired, it is simply a case of waiting until they return with a verdict.
As soon as we have any information, we'll update this liveblog straight away.
And with that, jurors retire to consider their verdict, gathering up their jury bundles and pens.
"You must not feel any pressure of time," the judge tells them.
Jury has been asked to elect a foreman, the person who will eventually announce the verdict to the court.
Judge coming to the end of his summary of the evidence and tells the jury it is now up to them to make a decision.
Jurors being reminded of the moment police started to investigate claims that Pryce and Huhne had perverted the course of justice.
Judge reading out emails between Pryce and Oakeshott which were sent in the run up to the breaking of the speeding points story.
Judge pauses in his summing up while a number of jurors take a short break.
Vicky Pryce scratches the back of her head and then adjusts her left earring as she listens to the judge talking about how the speeding swap story first came to be in the newspapers.
The judge, who has swung his chair to the right and is leaning his head on his left hand as he addresses the jury, is detailing the moment Vicky Pryce and Sunday Times reporter Isabel Oakeshott met at the Liberal Democrat conference in Liverpool.
Mr Justice Sweeney tells jury it is important they are not influenced in their judging of the facts by what he is telling them.
Recounting the dramatic moment Huhne coldly told his wife that the newspapers knew about his affair and that he was preparing a statement.
The conversation happened at half time during a World Cup match in 2010.
Speeding points swap was a "bone of contention" in the family home for years, judge says recounting Vicky Pryce evidence.
It was in 2009 that the couple celebrated their 25th wedding at the House of Commons - Pryce was not aware at the time that he was having an affair and had been "probably for some time", the judge adds.
Chris #Huhne sentence listed in error for 12pm tomorrow. He will NOT be sentenced until after jury returns a verdict in trial of Vicky Pryce— @CourtNewsUK 13 February 2013
Judge is now outlining the evidence given by Vicky Pryce's eldest daughter Georgia Beesley.
Mr Justice Sweeney recalling how Pryce had revealed she "exploded" and "probably used Greek swear words" as the row over whether she should take speeding points came to boiling point.
But she said she eventually submitted and took the points claiming "she had no choice", the judge reminds jurors.
Jurors listening intently as the judge runs through the chronology of events that led to him being disqualified from driving in 2003.
Also reminding them that Pryce had said she and Huhne had argued "for weeks" over whether she should take his speeding points.
Mr Justice Sweeney going back over the facts of the case and is recounting Mr Huhne's trip to Strasbourg and the speeding offence on the M11 that would go on to trigger these proceedings.
For a recap of the trial so far, please see the links below:
Legal teams have assembled here at Southwark Crown Court as the trial of Chris Huhne's ex-wife moves in to its seventh day.
Mr Justice Sweeney has started an hour early this morning so he can finish the summing up he started yesterday and so the jury can start their deliberations as soon as possible.
Vicky Pryce is sitting with her arms crossed in the dock, dressed sharply in a grey suit top and black trousers.
The jury of eight women and four men have just taken their seats.