Brussels terror attacks

A series of explosions has hit Brussels airport and the metro system in the Belgian capital. The airport blast was a suicide attack, a Belgian prosecutor has said.

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East Anglia MEP in Brussels metro station minutes before explosion

Richard Howitt MEP was in the Maelbaek metro station in Brussels 30 minutes before the explosion there. Credit: ITV News Anglia

Richard Howitt, the Labour MEP for the East of England, was in one of the metro stations in Brussels hit by an explosion.

Mr Howitt was in the Maelbaek station 30 minutes before the suspected bomb exploded.

He says the European Parliament, which is nearby, is in lockdown.

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