Press release: Senior officials' meeting on the situation in Brussels: 24 March 2016

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  1. A Downing Street spokesperson said:

    The Deputy National Security Adviser chaired a meeting of senior government officials and senior representatives from the police this morning to review the situation following the attacks in Brussels.

    Security officials provided an update on their ongoing co-operation with Belgian authorities, noting the investigation is ongoing.

    The UK Ambassador to Belgium and Foreign & Commonwealth Office officials provided an update on casualty figures. Details are still emerging – at this stage we remain concerned about 1 missing British national and are aware of 6 British nationals injured in the attacks, 2 of whom remain in hospital. Our embassy staff are working to assist all British nationals affected and we appreciate the assistance provided by the Belgians in treating British nationals.

    They also discussed the response in the UK, including the increased police presence at ports, airports, underground stations and international railway stations and the enhanced border checks that were put in place following the attacks. As a result, travellers over the Easter weekend may experience some limited delays to their journey and should check the advice of travel companies before starting their journeys.

    View the government’s updated travel advice for Brussels, Belgium. If you are affected or concerned about family and friends in Brussels, call +44 207 008 0000.

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