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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More police patrols at key transport hubs in the East

The Belgian and European Union flags fly at half mast outside the embassy of Belgium in London. Credit: Andrew Matthews/PA Wire/Press Association Images

Police have increased patrols at transport hubs across the Anglia region following the terrorist attacks in Brussels.

A number of people are feared dead and many injured following explosions at the airport and a metro station in the Belgium capital.

Assistant Chief Constable Jeff Hill who leads the Eastern Counter Terrorism Intelligence Unit said: “Our thoughts are with the people of Brussels following this morning’s terrible attacks.

“While there is no specific intelligence to suggest a similar attack is planned in this country, as a region we have increased patrols at our major transport hubs, including airports, to increase levels of security and provide reassurance to the public.

“The threat to the UK from international terrorism remains at severe as it has been since August 2014, meaning an attack is highly likely."

– Jeff Hill, Bedfordshire Assistant Chief Constable
  • Police say people should report suspicious activity to the confidential anti-terrorist hotline on 0800 789 321

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