The United Kingdom’s interior minister has said the country’s terrorism threat level had been raised from “substantial” to “severe”.
This is the second highest threat level, meaning an attack is highly likely following yesterday’s deadly explosion in Liverpool.
“The Joint Terror Analysis Center are now increasing the United Kingdom’s threat level from substantial to severe,” she said.
Home Secretary Priti Patel said the threat level had been raised because there had been two attacks in the space of one month.
Patel said: “The Joint Terrorism Analysis Centre, JTAC, are now increasing the United Kingdom’s threat level from substantial to severe.”
“And there’s a reason for that, and that reason is because what we saw yesterday is the second incident in a month.”
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