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.