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Police have questioned a Lancashire man suspected of hacking the Forces Reunited Web site.

The unnamed 29 year-old from Chorley, Lancashire was arrested and questioned last week by Wiltshire Police probing a cyber attack against the military equivalent of the popular Friends Reunited. After questioning, the man was released on police bail pending further inquiries, reports.

A number of computers were seized from the man’s address and will now undergo forensic examination. Wiltshire Police have issued a statement on the arrest here.

Wiltshire-based Forces Reunited enables acting and former members of the Armed Forces to renew contact with their former colleagues through the Net.

In a statement, Forces Reunited said it welcomed progress in the police investigation: "As the UK’s biggest Forces reunion site, with over 150,000 members, we take site security very seriously and are very pleased that our efforts to safeguard the site and our members are successful and prevented any serious damage being done." ®

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