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Chris Huhne Released From Leyhill Prison After 62 Days

13/05/2013 07:58 BST | Updated 13/05/2013 11:30 BST

Former Cabinet minister Chris Huhne has been released from Leyhill Prison in Gloucestershire.

The former Lib Dem Energy Secretary served 62 days of an eight-month sentence for perverting the course of justice.

He sat in the back seat as he was driven from the open prison by his father.

Wearing an open-necked shirt, he offered no comment to the hordes of waiting press and is thought to have headed home to London.

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Belt up - Huhne leaves prison

Earlier, Huhne's ex-wife, Vicky Pryce, was also released from East Sutton Park prison.

The economist managed to give waiting journalists the slip as she left the jail early on Monday morning.

The two were jailed in March after it was revealed Pryce had agreed to take Huhne's speeding points.

Huhne had initially denied the claims, which dated back to his time as an MEP, but changed his plea and resigned as MP for Eastleigh.

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Huhne served less than half of his sentence

He has since confirmed his political career is over. Huhne is reportedly considering a new career working with criminals when they are released from prison, while Pryce is believed to be preparing her memoirs.