Press release: Council Leader offers condolences in wake of Brussels tragedy

Council Leader offers condolences in wake of Brussels tragedy

St Helens Council Leader Barrie Grunewald has offered his condolences to the people of Brussels following yesterday’s terrorist attacks at Zavantem Airport and the city’s Metro system.

Councillor Grunewald had actually arrived in the city on Labour party business for a meeting with members of the EU Parliament – learning of developments after they touched down at nearby Charleroi Airport.

“We learned of these terrible events just after we landed,” said Councillor Grunewald. “Our thoughts and prayers go out to the families and friends of those killed and injured in this atrocity.”

St Helens Council has been flying the flag at half-mast above the town hall as a mark of respect to victims of the attack.