UK Terrorism Threat Level Reduced From Severe to Substantial

LONDON (Reuters) – Britain’s nationwide terrorism risk stage has been lowered from extreme to substantial, inside minister Priti Patel mentioned in a written assertion to parliament.

The change means an assault is taken into account possible quite than extremely possible.

The Joint Terrorism Evaluation Centre (JTAC) had categorized the chance as extreme following two terrorist assaults in fast succession, in October and November 2021.

On Wednesday, Patel mentioned: “JTAC judges that, regardless of these two assaults, the present nature and scale of the UK terrorist risk is in keeping with the extent of risk seen previous to the assaults.”

“The assaults in October and November 2021 replicate the advanced, risky, and unpredictable nature of the terrorist risk within the UK.”

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(Reporting by William James; modifying by Man Faulconbridge)

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