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Man bailed after Pippa Middleton iCloud hacking arrest

James Matthews and Pippa Middleton Image copyright PA
Image caption James Matthews and Pippa Middleton are due to marry next year

A man who was arrested following claims the Duchess of Cambridge's sister Pippa Middleton's iCloud account was hacked has been bailed, police have said.

The Sun reported about 3,000 images were stolen from Miss Middleton and it was offered photographs for £50,000.

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

Scotland Yard said the 35-year-old man was arrested in Northamptonshire on suspicion of a Computer Misuse Act.

He has been released on bail to return to a south London police station on a date late November pending further enquiries, police added.

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

Miss Middleton is set to marry hedge fund manager James Matthews next year, after announcing their engagement this summer.

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