COUNTY NEWS: Gatwick Airport tightens security after deadly blasts in Brussels

Gatwick Airport has increased security and patrols in response to the suspected terrorist attack at Brussels Airport this morning (Tuesday March 22).

Tuesday, 22nd March 2016, 10:31 am
Updated Friday, 8th June 2018, 1:20 am
Gatwick Airport. Photo by Jon Rigby

National media reports state that at least 13 people have died in two blasts at the Belgian capital’s airport and a third explosion at a metro station.

Dozens more are thought to have been injured in the attack.

A spokesperson for Gatwick Airport said: “The safety of passengers and staff at Gatwick is the airport’s absolute priority.

“As a result of the terrible incidents in Brussels, we have increased our security presence and patrols around the airport.”

Flights are departing and landing as normal from Gatwick this morning, the airport’s Twitter account added.

Brussels Airport’s American Airlines departure desk was targeted by a suicide bomber, according to reports.

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