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UK's first 'most wanted' website goes titsup

Burgled perhaps?

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An FBI-style website listing some of the UK's 'most wanted' crims has gone titsup within hours of going live.

The site - www.mostwanted-uk.org - enables vulture-eyed citizens to tip-off police if they spot any villains.

The site was launched today by charity Crimestoppers and has been described by Nick Ross, presenter of the BBC's Crimewatch TV programme, as the "biggest advance since the 'Wanted' poster".

Snag is, the site has suffered GBH after thousands of people tried to access it this morning.

While some may have got a peep at the UK's "most wanted", many others were faced with the following message: "The page cannot be displayed. The request cannot be processed at this time. The amount of traffic exceeds the Web site's configured capacity."

A spokesman for Crimestoppers told us that the site had been swamped by users.

One wag who contacted El Reg said: "Maybe the dark forces of the criminal underworld have got wind of the site and hired a hitman to 'take it out'" Another suggested it had been burgled.

Ho hum. ®

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