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Feb 7, 2011

A catty allegation

The BBC reports that the wife of Birmingham Yardley MP John Hemming is to stand trial for burglary and stealing a kitten from the home of her husband's mistress. Christine

Richard Farmer

Crikey political commentator

The BBC reports that the wife of Birmingham Yardley MP John Hemming is to stand trial for burglary and stealing a kitten from the home of her husband’s mistress.

Christine Hemming, from Moseley, pleaded not guilty at a hearing at Birmingham Crown Court on Monday. The 52-year-old wife of the Liberal Democrat MP apologised for the cost of the proceedings on the public purse. She is charged with burgling the home of Emily Cox, a researcher with whom Mr Hemming fathered a child in 2005.

The burglary is said to have taken place on 29 September last year. Mrs Hemming’s trial has been set for 21 June.

Her husband has posted a picture of the cat, called Beauty, on his website.

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  1. Venise Alstergren

    It is to be hoped she didn’t hurt Beauty.