Midlands-Northwest MEP Luke 'Ming' Flanagan says Belgian Police are investigating how an unauthorised tweet was sent from his Twitter account last week.
Screenshots showed a tweet appearing early on Monday morning which referenced a photograph of former Green Party member, Saoirse McHugh.
The Roscommon MEP says he has now established his account was accessed by a person in Belgium who was using an old password of his.
Here is his full statement:
Belgian Police Investigation into the unauthorised use of MEP Luke ‘Ming’ Flanagan’s Twitter account. pic.twitter.com/AaKQrUrXMy
— Luke 'Ming' Flanagan (@lukeming) October 2, 2020
Flanagan says Belgian police have the Belgian IP address associated with the use of his account.
He claims they are now trying to figure out the identity of the person who carried out what he has described as a 'malicious act of vandalism' on his good name.