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Brussels bombing suspect let go as new 'man in hat' CCTV footage released

Belgian police have released a man that they had initially charged with "participation in a terrorist group" and "terrorist killings" in connection with the Brussels attacks on the same day that they revealed new CCTV footage of another suspect.

Faycal C, who was the only person charged in connection with last week's attacks, was released due to "lack of evidence", prosecutors said.

It comes as US Republican presidential frontrunner Donald Trump warned Britain and Europe are "not safe" following the recent terror attacks.

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Brussels attacks: What we know so far

Map of where explosions occurred in Brussels Credit: ITV News
  • Brussels airport have confirmed there were two explosions in the departure hall at the airport.
  • Flights have been cancelled at the airport, which has been evacuated.
  • Reports of gunfire heard at the airport before the blast, Belga news agency reported.
  • Belgian prosecutors have said the explosions at Brussels airport were a suicide attack.
  • News broke of the explosions just after 7am UK time (8am local)
  • A third explosion took place at Maelbeek metro station in Brussels, close to the EU institutions.
  • Both attacks - at the airport and metro station - are being treated as terror attacks.
  • Metro operator STIB said all metro stations in Brussels are being closed
  • All public transport has been closed in Brussels.
  • Eurostar has suspended it services to and from Brussels.
  • Reports suggest at least 34 people were killed in the twin attacks.
  • Belgium is sending an extra 225 troops to Brussels following the explosions.

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