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Wirral man arrested after leak costs film studio millions

Sylvester Stallone, Jason Statham, Antonio Banderas, Kellan Lutz and Wesley Snipes at the premiere for the film Expendables 3 in Paris Credit: PA

A man from Wirral has been arrested on suspicion of leaking action film Expendables 3 online before its official release - costing the studio millions of pounds.

The Hollywood film, which stars Sylvester Stallone and Arnold Schwarzenegger, appeared on internet websites in July, a month before it was due to hit the big screen.

City of London Police said the leaked film was viewed hundreds of thousands of times online and had a "significant financial impact" on film-makers Lionsgate and Millennium Films, costing them millions of pounds in the UK alone.

Terror warning:public urged to be vigilant on transport

Be vigilant on public transport - Merseyside Police Credit: Merseyside Police

Officers from the North West Counter Terrorism Unit are urging everyone to be extra vigilant to help combat the threat of a terrorist attack on public transport.

North West forces say the threat is severe and they are focusing on key themes in the UK’s counter-terrorism strategy - Pursue, Prevent, Protect and Prepare.

Det Chief Supt Tony Mole, Head of North West Counter Terrorism, says everyone has a role to play.

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Warning over threat of terror attack in North West

As we head into the busiest shopping period of the year, a warning that towns and cities here in the North West are at their most vulnerable to a terrorist attack. The current terror threat level in this country is said to be ''severe'', which is the second highest. It means a major incident is, the Government's words, ''highly likely.'' Experts at a conference in Manchester called on everyone to do their bit to stop terrorists in their tracks.

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