The Home Secretary, Priti Patel has announced on Monday that the UK’s terror threat level has moved down from “severe” to “substantial.”
The Joint Terrorism Analysis Centre (JTAC) who are based at MI5’s headquarter in London, said in a written statement to Parliament that the threat level has now been moved down to the third highest level.
Patel said, moving the terror threat level is due to the significant reduction in the momentum of attacks in Europe since those seen between September and November” in 2020.
The Home Secretary said, “Terrorism remains one of the most direct and immediate risks to our national security.
“‘Substantial’ continues to indicate a high level of threat; and an attack on the UK is still likely.
“The public should continue to remain vigilant and report any concerns to the police.
“The government, police and intelligence agencies continue to work tirelessly to address the threat posed by terrorism in all its forms and the threat level remains under constant review.”