Man arrested over Pippa Middleton iCloud hacking claims

James Matthews and Pippa Middleton Image copyright PA

Police investigating claims that the Duchess of Cambridge’s sister Pippa Middleton’s iCloud account was hacked have arrested a 35-year-old man.

The Sun reported about 3,000 photographs were stolen and that it was offered images by someone who contacted it asking for £50,000 within 48 hours.

It said the images included shots of the duchess’s children, Prince George and Princess Charlotte.

Scotland Yard said a man had been arrested in Northamptonshire.

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

The haul from the alleged hack was reportedly offered for sale to the newspaper via encrypted messaging service WhatsApp.

Earlier on Saturday, a Met Police spokesman said specialist officers were investigating the claim.

In the summer, Miss Middleton and hedge fund manager James Matthews confirmed their engagement, with a wedding planned for next year.

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