LulzSec Member Topiary arrested in the Shetland Islands
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Police arrest 18-year-old man in Shetland Islands who is alleged to be involved in hacker attacks on law enforcement agencies.Officers from the Metropolitan Police Service's Police Central e-Crime Unit (PCeU) arrested the man as part of an international investigation into the activities of the Anonymous and LulzSec hacktivist groups.The man, who was arrested at a residential address in Shetland, is said to have used the online nickname "Topiary" and acted as a spokesperson for the groups via forums such as Twitter.

He was arrested at a residential address in the Shetland Islands and is currently being transported to a police station in central London. A search is ongoing at the address.

It was carried out with the assistance of the Scottish Crime and Drug Enforcement Agency (SCDEA) and Lincolnshire Constabulary.

The arrest of Topiary is the third made in the UK in the search for members of the group, following that of Ryan Cleary, in Essex, in June, and the arrest and release in London last week of a 16-year-old known online as Tflow. The apparent ringleader of the group, known online as Sabu, remains at large.

Contacts within Anonymous suggest Topiary has not been seen online for several days. Topiary deleted all the messages he had previously posted on Twitter recently, replacing them with a simple message: "You cannot arrest an idea".

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