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A man called Peter has been banned from using the name "Peter" on the internet as a bail condition after being charged today with unauthorised use of a computer.

Peter David Gibson, 22, from Hartlepool, was among three men and one unnamed 17-year-old charged at the City of Westminster Magistrates Court this morning for offences in connection with the LulzSec and Anonymous hacks.

The other three accused – Ashley Rhodes, 26, from Kennington in South London; Christopher Weatherhead, 20 from Northampton; and the 17-year-old student from Chester – were also bailed. All three were banned from using particular internet handles as a condition of their bail. They each face separate charges of conspiracy to carry out an unauthorised act in relation to a computer.

The bail conditions from the City of Westminster Magistrates court state that Gibson has also been forbidden from taking part in any communication over internet relay – ie, taking part in chatrooms or IRCs.

The court records state that bail has been granted on the following conditions:

1) Not to be part of any internet relay and not to participate in any internet relay action.

2) Not to use the internet using the name "Peter".

The reason given was "to prevent reoffending".

Luckily Peter David Gibson seems to have two forenames so he shouldn't be stuck for alternative handles.

The men and the unnamed minor are due back in court on 18 November. ®

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