UK PM: Terrorism Threat Level Raised to Critical, New Attack 'Imminent'
The terror attack threat level in the UK has shifted from severe to critical, Prime Minister Theresa May said following a second emergency Cobra committee meeting. She added that armed forces will be dispatched to assist the police.
"It is now concluded on the basis of today's investigations that the threat level should be increased for the time being from severe to critical," she said in a televised statement. “It is a possibility we can't ignore that there are a wider group of individuals linked to this attack.”
May said that she does not want the public to be unduly alarmed and called her move “a proportionate and appropriate response.”
She added that according to the assessment of the UK security services, another “attack remains [not only] highly likely but that a further attack may be imminent."
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