Wi-fi 'theft'

You cant say you havent been warned: A man has been arrested in connection with using a wi-fi broadband connection without permission. The 39-year-old was arrested by two Police Community Support Officers in Chiswick, west London, on Tuesday. They became suspicious when they saw him using his laptop outside a house in Prebend Gardens. When questioned he admitted to using someone else's unsecured wi-fi broadband connection. He has been bailed pending further inquiries. The case is now being handled by the Metropolitan Police's computer crime unit. Det Con Mark Roberts said: "This arrest should act as a warning to anyone who thinks it is acceptable to illegally use other people's broadband connections." Dishonestly obtaining free internet access is an offence under the Communications Act 2003 and a potential breach of the Computer Misuse Act. BBC NEWS