The UK’s terror threat level has been raised from “substantial” to “severe” which means a terrorist attack is now “highly likely.”
Home Secretary Priti Patel said that the public “should be alert, but not alarmed” following the Joint Terrorism Analysis Centre’s decision on Tuesday.
This come following a series of terrorist attacks in France and Austria the last few weeks, with six attacks across Vienna on Monday evening which killed four.
Patel said the action is a “precautionary measure following the terrible incidents we’ve seen in France last week and the events we saw in Austria last night.
“The British public should be alert but not alarmed.”
She also confirmed there will now be “more visible policing across the country.”
She added: “That is right in light of the threat going up, but as I’ve said, the public should not be alarmed – this is a precautionary measure.”