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UK police arrest 17-year-old on suspicion of hacking

FILE PHOTO: A hooded man holds a laptop computer as cyber code is projected on him in this illustration picture taken on May 13, 2017. Top U.S. fuel pipeline operator Colonial Pipeline has shut its entire network after a cyber attack, the company said on Friday. REUTERS/Kacper Pempel/Illustration/

FILE PHOTO: A hooded man holds a laptop computer as cyber code is projected on him in this illustration picture taken on May 13, 2017. Top U.S. fuel pipeline operator Colonial Pipeline has shut its entire network after a cyber attack, the company said on Friday. REUTERS/Kacper Pempel/Illustration/

LONDON :British police have arrested a 17-year-old in Oxfordshire on suspicion of hacking, as part of an investigation supported by the National Cyber Crime Unit (NCCU), City of London Police said on Twitter on Friday.

The male was arrested on Thursday evening and remains in police custody, the statement said.

The NCCU declined to comment when asked about the arrest on Friday, while City of London police had earlier declined to comment further.

(Reporting by Farouq Suleiman and Paul Sandle; editing by William James, Alex Richardson and Catherine Evans)

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