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Family of David Dixon ask for privacy as they wait for news

Hartlepool man David Dixon Credit: Family photo

The family of missing Hartlepool man David Dixon have released a statement.

He's not been heard from since the Brussels terror attacks.

“This is clearly a difficult time for our family and we are anxiously waiting for more information about our dear David.

We are asking for our privacy to be respected during this time. We kindly ask for the media not to contact any members of our family in Belgium or the UK. We continue to hope for good news about David.”

– Family statement
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Number of Brits injured in Brussels attacks rises to six

Missing Briton David Dixon

The number of Britons injured in the Brussels terror attacks has risen to six.

Of those six, four have been discharged from hospital and two are still being treated.

Briton David Dixon has been missing since the attacks. He is thought to have been on the metro system at the time of the attacks.

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Cleveland Police release statement regarding missing David Dixon from Hartlepool

Missing David Dixon who has not been heard from since the Brussels metro attacks Credit: Family photo

Cleveland Police are supporting the brother of a David Dixon who was originally from Hartlepool but has been living in Brussels for the past 15 years.

It is believed he left home yesterday morning to take the metro but has not been seen since and it is possible he was caught up in the tragic events in the City.

The family of Mr Dixon are being supported by Family Liaison officers and they have asked that their privacy be respected at this difficult time and that they are not contacted directly by the media.

Police are also liaising with the Foreign Office on the matter.

– Cleveland Police

Home Secretary confirms concern for one missing British national

The Home Secretary Theresa May has confirmed to the House of Commons they are concerned about one missing British national following the attacks in Brussels.

She has also told the House that the UK government is working closely with the Belgian security forces, and the COBRA meeting has reviewed the UK's own security this morning (23 March)

Auntie of missing Hartlepool man says he was due to visit north east next week

The auntie of a man from Hartlepool missing in the aftermath of the Brussels attacks says he was due to return to the north east next week.

Ann Dixon who lives in Hartlepool says her nephew was due to visit for his birthday.

After the airport explosions yesterday morning, Ms Dixon sent a text message to her nephew and received one back from him saying he was fine. She now fears he caught the metro after sending the message.

Friends on social media have been appealing for information on his whereabouts.

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