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MP John Hemming's wife faces cat burglary trial

An MP's wife has been committed for trial in Birmingham accused of burgling the house of her husband's lover and stealing a kitten.

Christine Hemming, 52, wife of Yardley Lib Dem MP John Hemming, was not required to enter a plea before Birmingham magistrates.

She was given conditional bail to appear at crown court on 7 February.

She is charged with burgling the home of researcher Emily Cox, with whom Mr Hemming fathered a child in 2005.

Mark Worthington reports.

  • 16 Dec 2010