Stoke & Staffordshire

Theresa May Home Office website charge: Man denies attack

Theresa May Image copyright AFP
Image caption Theresa May's constituency website was allegedly targeted

A man has denied attacking websites belonging to the Home Office and the Home Secretary Theresa May.

Mark Lynden Johnson, 43, from Stoke-on-Trent, is charged with encouraging or assisting an offence under the Computer Misuse Act.

He appeared at Birmingham Crown Court earlier and was granted unconditional bail. A trial date has been fixed for 3 November.

Both websites were taken offline during attacks between 15 and 18 June 2012.

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