MP’S WIFE PINCHED LOVE RIVAL’S PUSSY
Kitten was never found, court told
AN MP’s wife was caught on CCTV as she sneaked into the home of her husband’s mistress to steal a KITTEN, a jury heard.
Christine Hemming, Liberal Democrat MP John Hemming and his lover, Emily Cox, were involved in a “love triangle” at the time of the alleged offence.
Opening the case against Mrs Hemming, prosecutor Jason Pegg told jurors she spent three minutes inside Miss Cox’s home before emerging with the kitten under her arm.
Explaining that Mr Hemming divided his time between his marital home in Moseley, Birmingham, and the nearby residence of Miss Cox, Mr Pegg said: “This is, for want of a better word, a love triangle — a love triangle that both women are fully aware of.”
Mrs Hemming, who denies burglary, listened from the dock of Birmingham Crown Court as Mr Pegg added: “This case is all about the defendant going to Emily Cox’s home one evening in September of last year before entering that home and stealing a kitten known as Beauty.”
The court heard that Miss Cox was out at a meeting and returned home to find one of her two cats, Beauty and Twinkle, was missing.
Miss Cox searched for the kitten over the next few days then viewed the CCTV installed around her home.
Mr Pegg told the court the kitten had never been found, and added: “CCTV footage showed what happened to the cat.
“The defendant had entered the house, then left through the same door which she had entered, but under her left arm was the kitten.”
The trial continues.
LOVE-TRIANGLE: MP Hemming, his lover and his wife ( below)