Lincolnshire Police’s counter-terrorism team has issued a statement of reassurance and support following bombings in Brussels, which have claimed the lives of at 34 least people.
Two blasts took place at Brussels Airport and one on a rush-hour Metro train in the Belgian capital on the morning of Tuesday, March 22.
East Midlands MEP Emma McClarkin, who was at the European Parliament building in Brussels at the time of the attacks, previously spoke of her shock, stating, “I completely condemn these cowardly acts of terrorism.”
The attacks have triggered security alerts across Europe, bringing some cross-border traffic to a halt.
Lincolnshire Police say they are ‘continuing to monitor the local impact’, and have confirmed that no individuals from Lincolnshire are known to have been involved in the attacks.
The Prevent team, which is responsible for preventing terrorism and violent extremism, issued the following statement: “Following the attacks in Brussels this morning the Lincolnshire Police Prevent Team would like to offer support and reassurance to all local communities.
“We will continue to monitor the local impact, along with national and international events.
“If anyone has concerns regarding these incidents please contact the police on 101 quoting incident 156 of March 22.
“If you have family/friends currently travelling in Europe you can contact the Foreign Office on 0207 008 0000.”