Newport man arrested on suspicion of blackmail

The man was arrested on suspicion of blackmail and an “unauthorised act with intent to impair operation of or prevent/hinder access to a computer”.

Handcuffed man

Police confirm that a 43 year-old man from Newport was arrested on suspicion of blackmail and an unauthorised act with intent to impair operation of or prevent/hinder access to a computer.

As part of an ongoing investigation into a report of harassment Police attended an address on Godric Road in Newport at 9:10pm on Tuesday 19th February.

The man has been released without charge, but remains under investigation.

Enquiries are ongoing.

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Thursday, 21st February, 2019 9:56am

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