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UPDATE: Boy arrested in connection with TalkTalk investigation bailed

News   •   Oct 27, 2015 09:53 GMT

A boy arrested in connection with the investigation into alleged data theft from the TalkTalk website has been bailed.

On Monday, 26 October, at approximately 16:20hrs officers from the Police Service of Northern Ireland (PSNI), working with detectives from the Metropolitan Police Cyber Crime Unit (MPCCU), executed a search warrant at an address in County Antrim, Northern Ireland.

At the address, a 15-year-old boy was arrested on suspicion of Computer Misuse Act offences.

He was taken into custody at a County Antrim police station. He has been bailed to a date in November. Enquiries continue.

This is a joint investigation by MPCCU detectives, the PSNI's Cyber Crime Centre (CCC) and the National Crime Agency.

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