Huhne son's mobile seized

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Chris Huhne's former marital home has been raided as part of a police investigation into allegations he persuaded his wife to take responsibility for a speeding offence that he had committed so he could avoid a driving ban.

Officers from the Kent and Essex Serious Crime Directorate visited the home in Clapham, south London, where the Energy Secretary's former wife, economist Vicky Pryce, lives. They confiscated the mobile phone of the pair's son, Peter, 18.

The phone is alleged to contain an exchange of text messages between Mr Huhne and his son in which the pair discuss the investigation into the March 2003 speeding offence.