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A poster with a racist slogan about refugees has been put up outside a hospital on South Tyneside.
Groups in the region who work with refugees say it's trying to create tension where there isn't any.
Our reporter Kris Jepson has been looking into the incident.
Saddened to read confirmation of the death of David Dixon, originally from Hartlepool, in the Brussels attacks. My thoughts with his family.
I am deeply saddened to hear David Dixon was killed in the Brussels attacks. My thoughts and prayers are with his friends and family.
David Dixon, who lives in Brussels but is originally from Hartlepool, had been reported missing by friends on social media.
His family says they have received "the most terrible and devastating news about our beloved David".
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.”
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.
The latest from our reporter Rachel Bullock as concerns grow for missing Hartlepool man David Dixon, who has not been seen since the Brussels terror attacks.
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.