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Man arrested over claim Pippa Middleton photos stolen from iCloud account

By Harriet Line

Published 26/09/2016

Hacked: Pippa Middleton
Hacked: Pippa Middleton

A man has been arrested by police investigating claims that Pippa Middleton's iCloud account was hacked.

Scotland Yard said they arrested the 35-year-old on Saturday evening at an address in Northamptonshire.

Photos of the Duchess of Cambridge and her children, Prince George and Princess Charlotte, are reportedly among 3,000 images taken from Kate's sister.

Police said the man had been taken into custody at a south London police station after being arrested on suspicion of a Computer Misuse Act offence.

Private photographs were said to have been offered to The Sun and Daily Mail newspapers via encrypted messaging service WhatsApp. The Sun said it had been approached by someone using a pseudonym and asking for £50,000 within 48 hours.

The alleged theft comes two years after a host of celebrities, including Hollywood star Jennifer Lawrence, fell victim to a hacker attack on the iCloud, where private photos from phones and computers are stored online, which saw images posted on the internet.

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