Teenager charged following cyberattacks Date published: 28th March 2019 11.36am

Detectives have charged a man in connection with a number of cyberattacks targeting the websites of police forces.

Liam Reece Watts, of Stratford Road, Chorley, has been charged with two counts of unauthorised acts with intent to impair operation of or prevent / hinder access to a computer.

The 19-year-old has been remanded in custody and is due to appear Chester Magistrates’ Court on Thursday 28 March.

The charges relate to two Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) attacks on websites belonging to Cheshire Constabulary and Greater Manchester Police.