Statement from Nick Rushton

The leader of Leicestershire County Council, Nick Rushton, has issued the following statement regarding recent online articles: 

Leicestershire County Council leader Nick Rushton said: “My Twitter account was hacked by someone with malicious intent. Whoever has done this changed my password, as I was unable to log onto it for a considerable period of time. I have reset my account and passwords. I take this kind of issue very seriously and have reported it to the police.”