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PSNI believe George Hamilton's Twitter may have been 'maliciously hacked'

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Chief Constable George Hamilton

Chief Constable George Hamilton

Chief Constable George Hamilton

The PSNI have said that they believe that their Chief Constable George Hamilton's Twitter account may have been "maliciously hacked".

The incident happened earlier Thursday, with a number of other Twitter users querying why a tweet had been removed from his account.

It is unclear what it referred to, but responding tweets have indicated that it included a number.

In a statement, the Head of the PSNI's Cyber Crime Centre Detective Chief Inspector Michael Harvey said: "At this time we believe there is a possibility the account was maliciously hacked. Enquiries are currently ongoing. There are no further details at this time."

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