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Sniffer dogs to reassure passengers at Stansted following terror attacks

Armed police on patrol at Stansted Airport on Wednesday. Credit: Chris Radburn/PA Wire.

Sniffer dogs and extra police will be on patrol at at Stansted Airport this weekend as officers attempt to reassure passengers following this week's terror attacks in Brussels.

Essex Police and the airport have both stressed that the measures are purely precautionary and the terror threat for the UK remains unchanged.

But officers will hope to provide "additional visibility and reassurance" for holidaymakers throughout the Easter Bank Holiday.

An Essex Police sniffer dog. Credit: Essex Police.

"Sniffer dogs as well as a wide range of officers with specialist skills will be on duty to keep people safe.

"If anyone has any concerns, I'd urge them to speak to our officers at the airport who will be happy to help."

– Ch Insp Jon Hayter, Essex Police.

More than 30 people were killed and around 300 injured in Brussels in the attacks at Zaventem airport and the Maelbeek metro station on Tuesday.

"The safety and security of passengers and staff will always be our top priority so following recent events at Brussels Airport, and as a precautionary measure, Essex Police presence has been increased at Stansted to provide further reassurance as we continue to closely monitor the situation."

– Karen Smart, Customer Service and Security Director for Stansted Airport.

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