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Police seek more evidence in Chris Huhne case

Prosecutors have asked police to obtain more evidence over allegations that Energy Secretary Chris Huhne dodged a speeding penalty.

The CPS said it had requested additional material after completing a "full review" of the case.

"We have now considered all the evidence submitted to us so far and have completed a full review of the case," a spokeswoman said.

"We have asked Essex Police to obtain further information which they are seeking to gather.

"As a result, this week they were granted a production order for material held by a national newspaper.

"We await the outcome of this. We continue to work closely with the police and hope to reach a decision shortly."