Police increase patrols across region in wake of Brussels terror attacks

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Police have increased patrols at transport hubs across the region following this morning’s 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.”

He has urged people to stay alert and report any suspicious activity to the confidential Anti-Terrorist Hotline on 0800 789 321. In an emergency always call 999.