BRITISH man David Dixon has been confirmed dead by the Foreign Office on March 25.
Dixon, 53, originally from Hartlepool, had been missing since Tuesday’s horrific bomb blasts in the city.
With his partner and son, David Dixon was living in Brussels when the bombs went off. After the initial airport blasts detonated he contacted his family to let them know he was safe but nothing was heard from him after the catastrophic bomb exploded on the Metro killing 20 people.
Reports from the government confirm that there were seven Brits injured in the bomb blasts on Tuesday, three of whom are still being treated in hospital.
Partner of IT Programmer Mr. Dixon, Charlotte Sutcliffe, had desperately been trying to find any news of missing David’s whereabouts, searching hospitals and appealing for information on social media.
A statement issued on behalf of Mr. Dixon’s family said: ‘this morning we received the most terrible and devastating news about our beloved David.
‘At this most painful time our family would gratefully appreciate it if we could be left alone to grieve in private. Please respect our wishes.’
Whilst a statement from the Foreign Office read: ‘We can confirm David Dixon lost his life in the attacks which took place in Brussels on Tuesday 22 March 2016.
‘Our thoughts are with his family at this difficult time and our Embassy staff are continuing to support them.