UK warns against all but essential travel to Brussels after football fan terror attack

It comes after an attack in the city last night.

UK warns against all but essential travel to Brussels after football fan terror attack
Police at the scene near the Boulevard d'Ypres, Brussels
Police at the scene near the Boulevard d’Ypres, Brussels (Picture: Shutterstock)

The UK government has issued advice telling people to avoid all non-essential travel to Brussels.

Last night two football fans were shot dead in Belgium, and the gunman was this morning shot by police.

The capital was put on its highest terror alert after the terror attack last night meaning that a ‘threat is extremely serious’.

Officers finally apprehended the man in a café in the Schaerbeek neighbourhood earlier this morning.

He was rushed to hospital in an ambulance where he was in intensive care for at least an hour before it was confirmed that he died.

Police cordon the area after a police operation in Schaerbeek near Brussels, Belgium
Police cordon the area after a police operation in Schaerbeek (Picture: Reuters)

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Brussels shooting map reveals where attack took place
A map showing where the attack happened (Picture: Metro.co.uk)
Police perimeter at the site of a shooting incident in the Ieperlaan - Boulevard d'Ypres, Brussels
The police perimeter at the site of the shooting (Picture: Shutterstock)

The FCDO said: ‘The Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office (FCDO) provides advice about risks of travel to help British nationals make informed decisions.

‘A shooting took place on Boulevard d’Ypres in central Brussels on 16/10/2023. The authorities have confirmed two fatalities

‘Avoid the area and follow the advice of local authorities.

‘Brussels-Capital Region is now at threat level 4 of 4: avoid all non-essential travel. This is a developing situation – follow the advice of local authorities.’

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