The UK’s terror threat level has dropped

The UK’s terror threat level has dropped from “severe” to “substantial”, the home secretary has said.

The move means security chiefs believe that an attack is likely but there is no specific intelligence of an imminent incident.

There are five terror threat levels in total

Low – an attack is highly unlikely
Moderate – an attack is possible, but not likely
Substantial – an attack is likely
Severe – an attack is highly likely
Critical – an attack is highly likely in the near future

Home Secretary Priti Patel made the announcement to MPs – Image: PA

The highest level, “critical”, was last reached in September 2017, in the wake of the Parsons Green train bombing.

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Home secretary Priti Patel aid the decision followed “a significant reduction in the momentum of attacks in Europe since those seen between September and November 2020”.

The Home Secretary continued “the UK national threat level is kept under constant review and is subject to change at any time.The public should continue to remain vigilant and report any concerns to the Police.”

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