East Midlands MEP condemns '˜cowardly acts of terrorism' in Brussels

The MEP for the East Midlands has condemned the terrorist attacks that have struck Brussels this morning, as she and her staff await news from inside the European Parliament building.

The scene at Brussels International Airport. PHOTO: PA

The latest from local media sources is that at least 30 people have died and 198 wounded in the two explosions at Brussels Airport, which took place at around 8am local time, and another blast at Maelbeek Metro station.

In a statement Emma McClarkin, Conservative MEP for the East Midlands, said: “I have been shocked and stunned by the events here in Brussels this morning. I completely condemn these cowardly acts of terrorism. My thoughts are with those who have been caught up in these attacks, and with the families of those who have been killed.

“We cannot allow terrorism to win, and the security forces must redouble their efforts to prevent attacks and keep innocent people safe from those who want to remove our freedom and destroy our way of life.

“Stay vigilant. Stay safe.”

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Conservative East Midlands MEP Emma McClarkin
Conservative East Midlands MEP Emma McClarkin