Wednesday 23 August 2017

Pippa Middleton takes legal action against 'persons unknown' set for London High Court

Pippa Middleton arrives on day seven of the Wimbledon Championships at the All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club, Wimbledon
Pippa Middleton arrives on day seven of the Wimbledon Championships at the All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club, Wimbledon
Pippa Middleton at the British Heart Foundation fundraising ball at London's Savoy Hotel
Pippa Middleton, sister of the Duchess of Cambridge goes for a run outside her London home a day after she announced her engagement to financier James Matthews. Picture: Philip Toscano/PA Wire
Pippa Middleton in the royal box on day One of the Wimbledon Championships at the All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club, Wimbledon
Pippa Middleton attending the Frost Summer Party Fundraiser, in aid of the Miles Frost Fund and in partnership with the British Heart Foundation
Pippa Middleton and James Matthews, as pictures of the Duchess of Cambridge and her children, Prince George and Princess Charlotte, are reportedly among 3,000 images stolen from Miss Middleton by computer hackers

Brian Farmer

Lawyers representing the Duchess of Cambridge's sister are preparing to appear at the High Court.

Pippa Middleton has taken legal action against a "person or persons unknown".

She is listed as the claimant in a case scheduled to be heard at the High Court in London on Wednesday.

The case is listed as "Middleton & anr v The Person or Persons Unknown".

Pippa and Kate Middleton at Wimbledon
Pippa and Kate Middleton at Wimbledon

Court officials say the claimant was Pippa Middleton.

The listing gives no indication of what the case is about.

A 35-year-old man has been released on police bail after being arrested by officers investigating claims Miss Middleton's iCloud account had been hacked.

Police said the man had been arrested at an address in Northamptonshire late on Saturday on suspicion of a Computer Misuse Act offence.

Pippa Middleton attending the Frost Summer Party Fundraiser, in aid of the Miles Frost Fund and in partnership with the British Heart Foundation
Pippa Middleton attending the Frost Summer Party Fundraiser, in aid of the Miles Frost Fund and in partnership with the British Heart Foundation

Officers said he had been released on bail pending further inquiries.

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Pictures of the Duchess of Cambridge and her children, Prince George and Princess Charlotte, are reportedly among 3,000 images taken from Miss Middleton.

Private photographs were said to have been offered to The Sun and Daily Mail newspapers via encrypted messaging service WhatsApp.

The Sun said it had been approached by someone using a pseudonym and asking for £50,000 within 48 hours.

Miss Middleton has taken legal action in the Queen's Bench Division of the High Court - where judges analyse claims relating to issues including privacy.

Her case is listed for 10.30am in the Interim Applications Court - Court 37 at the Royal Courts of Justice - as an Application Notice before judge Mrs Justice Whipple.

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