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Boy, 16, arrested in connection with TalkTalk hacking

Four people have been arrested in connection with the incident. Credit: PA

A 16-year-old boy has become the fourth person arrested in connection with the cyber attack on telecoms company TalkTalk.

The teenager was arrested in Norwich on Tuesday evening, Scotland Yard said.

He remained in custody at a local police station as searches continued at the property where he was detained.

A 20-year-old man from Staffordshire, a 16-year-old boy from London and a 15-year-old boy County Antrim in Northern Ireland have also been arrested in connection with the incident.

A Metropolitan Police spokesman said: "On the evening of Tuesday, 3 November, detectives from the Metropolitan Police Cyber Crime Unit and officers from the National Crime Agency executed a search warrant at an address in Norwich.

"A 16-year-old boy was arrested at the address on suspicion of Computer Misuse Act offences. He currently remains in custody at a local police station."

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Home Secretary Theresa May. Credit: PA

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