The prime minister, Theresa May has confirmed Saturday that the UK’s national terror threat level has been reduced from critical to the second highest level “severe,” which means an attack is highly likely.
The Joint Terrorism Analysis Centre advised Saturday in COBRA meeting that the threat level should be reduced.
Armed soldiers who are supporting police on the streets in Operation Temperer will gradually stood down after the bank holiday.
May has stressed that the “country should remain vigilant.”
There will be literally hundreds of events this weekend and Saturday afternoon thousands of people will be attending the FA cup final and the Aviva premiership rugby final at Twickenham stadium.
Chief Supt Jon Williams of the Met Police said that police operations are to include covert and high-profile tactics.
“All of this is designed to make the policing approach unpredictable and to make London as hostile an environment as possible to terrorists.”
“Anyone coming to the FA Cup Final or the other play-off matches over the weekend will see an increase in police numbers in and around the stadium.”
“At Twickenham, rugby fans will see more armed officers on foot around the stadium.”