HM Government downgrades threat level to ‘Substantial’

HM Government downgrades threat level to ‘Substantial’

The UK’s terrorism threat level has been downgraded from “severe” to “substantial”.

Home Secretary Priti Patel said the move followed a “significant reduction” in the momentum of attacks in Europe – since those seen in Austria and France between September and November 2020. But she stressed that it was kept under constant review and was always subject to change. A “substantial” threat level means a terrorist attack is still likely.

She added: “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.

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