Two men arrested over PSNI data breach

Two men have been arrested under the Terrorism Act by officers investigating the breach of data from the Police Service of Northern Ireland (PSNI).

The suspects are aged 21 and 22 and were held following a “search in the Portadown area on Saturday”, the PSNI said on X.

In the statement, the service added: “The arrests are part of our investigation into criminality linked to the freedom of information data breach.”

It is understood the arrests were “not related to the data breach itself.”

The data was leaked following the publication of the information by the PSNI following a Freedom of Information request.

PSNI were investigating an “attempt to intimidate” officers on Friday after a poster claiming to reveal their details was put up near a bus stop.

But the force made clear the poster was fake and contained incorrect details.

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