Appeal by Nottinghamshire friends of man missing since Brussels attacks

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Nottinghamshire friends of a man missing in Brussels since Monday’s terror attacks have launched a desperate appeal to find him.

David Dixon was travelling on the city’s metro system around the time bomb blasts ripped through Maelbeek station and the airport.

Mr Dixon failed to arrive at work on Tuesday morning and friends from Nottinghamshire have posted an appeal on social media.

He is believed to live and work in the Belgian capital with his family, including partner Charlotte Sutcliffe, and has connections to Nottinghamshire.

Notts man advice worker Simon Hartley-Jones wrote: “My very good friend David Dixon is missing in Brussels, please r/t to help find him.”

A spokesman for the Foreign and Commonwealth Office said they were unable to confirm the individual names of those affected, but confirmed they are “concerned” about one missing Briton.

But Notts TV News understands the missing man is Mr Dixon, and IT programmer.

The FCO spokesman added: “We are concerned about one missing British national and we are in close contact with the Belgian authorities. We are aware of four British nationals who were injured in the attacks – three are being treated in hospital, one has already been discharged.

“Our embassy staff are working to assist all British nationals affected.”

Charlotte’s sister, Marie Suitcliffe, told Radio 4’s Today Programme: “She’s been on social media with friends helping to put out the message that he is still missing. She has been involved with the British consulate.

“When she was at the hospital, she had an interview with the police so they’ve got all the details now.

“It’s just waiting. It’s heartbreaking and very worrying.”

In a statement the FCO said: “We are in close contact with local authorities in Brussels following the shocking attacks that have taken place, and we stand together with the Belgian people at this time.

“Embassy staff are providing consular assistance to two injured Britons and are ready to support any further British nationals that have been affected.

“British nationals should follow the advice of local security authorities and check our travel advice for updates.”


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