Essex: Paper Drops High Court Challenge

20 January 2012, 10:36 | Updated: 20 January 2012, 11:12

The publishers of the Sunday Times have dropped their challenge at the High Court to an Essex Police bid to obtain emails relating to the Chris Huhne speeding case.

Times Newspapers Ltd were expected to ask the High Court in London to quash a Crown Court order requiring production of the emails to Essex Police.

Times lawyers also wanted Lord Justice Toulson and Mr Justice Cranston to declare that a judge sitting at Chelmsford Crown Court erred in law when he issued the order last October.

The case concerns emails between Vicky Pryce, Mr Huhne's ex-wife, and Isabel Oakeshott, the Sunday Times political editor.

It follows allegations that the Energy Secretary asked his former wife to take speeding points for him.

But today the publishers withdrew their application.