Sixth person arrested in TalkTalk data theft case

Norfolk Police. Picture: Ian Burt

Norfolk Police. Picture: Ian Burt - Credit: IAN BURT

A further person has been arrested in connection with the investigation into alleged data theft from TalkTalk.

A 19-year-old man from Staffordshire was arrested on suspicion of computer misuse offences when he handed himself into a police station in Staffordshire. He has been bailed to return to a date in late May.

This brings the total number of arrests in connection with the investigation to six.

A 16-year-old boy, arrested at an address in Norwich in November last year on suspicion of Computer Misuse Act offences, is currently on bail until a date early this month.

Others to have been arrested so far as part of the investigation include a 15-year-old boy from Northern Ireland, a 16-year-old boy in Feltham, a 20-year-old man in Staffordshire and an 18-year-old man in Llanelli.

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