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Man arrested over Pippa Middleton iCloud 'hacking'

At least 3,000 photographs were stolen from Pippa Middleton's iCloud account. Credit: Dominic Lipinski / PA Wire

Police investigating claims that Pippa Middleton's iCloud account was hacked have arrested a 35-year-old man in Northamptonshire, Scotland Yard said.

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

The Sun and Daily Mail newspapers reported that an anonymous seller had offered to sell them the pictures via encrypted messaging service WhatsApp.

The images reportedly include some of the royal children as well as wedding dresses and parties.

The Sun said it had been approached by someone using a pseudonym and asking for £50,000 within 48 hours.

  1. Anglia

Northamptonshire man jailed for sexual abuse of girl under 13

Gavin McCarthy Credit: Northamptonshire Police

A 31-year-old man from Northamptonshire has been jailed for the sexual abuse of a girl under the age of 13.

Gavin McCarthy, from Cransley near Kettering, was sentenced to eight years for six counts of making indecent images of children.

He'll remain on the Sex Offender Register for life.

I hope the substantial sentence McCarthy received today helps serve as a deterrent to offenders and those considering sexual offending against vulnerable children.

We are committed to safeguarding children by detecting abuse and prosecuting offenders.

– Detective Andy Rogers, aedophile Online investigation team


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Six-month-old puppy missing from Northamptonshire

Six-month-old Poppy is missing Credit: Northamptonshire Police

Police have launched an appeal after a puppy's believed to have been stolen in Northamptonshire.

A white Ford Connect van was seen heading along the drive of a farm in East Haddon on Wednesday afternoon. Two dogs from the farm ran out to the vehicle.

One of the dogs, a puppy called Poppy, was subsequently missing. She is a brown six-month-old Cocker Spaniel who is chipped, docked and has a small area of white on her bottom lip.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Northamptonshire police.

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England batsman Duckett commits future to Northants

Ben Duckett has been in sensational form for Northamptonshire. Credit: PA

Highly-rated Northamptonshire Steelbacks batsman Ben Duckett has signed a new contract with the county until the end of 2018.

The 21-year-old has been called up for England's upcoming tour of Bangladesh following a brilliant domestic season where he scored 1,338 runs in Division Two, including two double centuries.

That had led to speculation that other clubs would look to poach him away but Duckett has decided to commit his future to Northants.

The opportunities that I have had at Northamptonshire have enabled me to gain invaluable game time resulting in an amazing year for me.

I intend to make the most of playing for my country which is a dream come true, but I’m looking forward to coming back to Wantage Road and building on Northamptonshire’s success.

– Ben Duckett, Northamptonshire Steelbacks

Duckett has also been nominated for the Professional Cricketers' Association Player of the Year award.


Full-time: Northampton Town 1 - 3 Manchester United

Northampton Town v Manchester United Credit: ITV News Central

Northampton Town have lost to Manchester United tonight in their EFL Cup third-round tie.

Michael Carrick put United ahead before Alex Revell drew Northampton level from the penalty spot.

But all hopes of a giant killing were quashed with second half goals from Ander Herrera and Marcos Rashford.

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