‘I wouldn’t hurt a fly’ says ‘Man in the Hat’

The ‘man in the hat’ seen walking next to two suicide bombers in the Brussels Airport terror attacks has said he ‘wouldn’t hurt a fly’, a court heard.

Mohamed Abrini was seen in CCTV footage wearing a white jacket moments before the two men he was with detonated bombs murdering 16 people at the terminal last month.

But despite becoming one of the most wanted men in Europe ahead of his arrest on Friday, the terror suspect has reportedly played down his role in the attacks and even claimed he had not been radicalised.

In written statements handed to a judge ahead of his court appearance today, he reportedly said ‘I didn’t want to do it – I would never hurt a fly’.