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Gordon Ramsay's father-in-law charged in computer hacking probe

21 February 2017 by
Gordon Ramsay's father-in-law charged in computer hacking probe

Gordon Ramsay's father-in-law Chris Hutcheson has been charged along with three other people in a Metropolitan Police computer hacking probe.

New Scotland Yard said that Chris Hutcheson, 68, of Druillat, France had been requisitioned and charged along with: Adam Hutcheson, 46, of London Road, Wrotham Heath, Sevenoaks, Kent; Orlanda Butland, 45, of Wycombe Place, London; and Chris Hutcheson, 37, of Kenyon Place, Welwyn Garden City, Hertfordshire.

Adam Hutcheson is the brother of Ramsay's wife Tana, while Orlanda Butland is her sister.

All four are due to appear at Westminster Magistrates' Court on Tuesday, 14 March.

In a statement, Scotland Yard said: "The charges follow allegations that between 23 October 2010 and 3 March 2011, they conspired together to cause a computer to access programs and data held in any computer without authority, contrary to section 1(1) of the Criminal Law Act 1977."

The charges come under Operation Tuleta, which was originally set up to investigate allegations of computer hacking at newspapers.

Ramsay and Hutcheson were business partners and Hutcheson was chief executive of Gordon Ramsay Holdings until they split in 2010.

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