Following Sunday’s explosion in Liverpool on Remembrance Sunday, the government has upgraded the terror threat level to “severe” meaning a terrorist attack in the UK is “highly likely.”
On Monday afternoon the Prime Minister held an emergency Cobra meeting with senior officials following Sunday’s events.
There has now been two attacks within a month as Sir David Amess was stabbed to death in Essex in an alleged terror attack.
Speaking to broadcasters the Home Secretary Priti 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.”
Patel told broadcasters she could not expand “for obvious reasons,” but she added, “I should just conclude my remarks by saying that our security and intelligence services prevent all sorts of acts, day in, day out.
“And of course, they understand the landscape, they see context, they see all sorts of things that keep our country safe and secure every single day and that work will continue.”