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Raises terror threat level

29 Aug, 2014

uk-terror-threat-levelsThe UK raises its terror threat level to Severe from Substantial, meaning that an attack is ‘highly likely’ although may not be imminent. Home secretary Theresa May:

[The decision is] related to developments in Syria and Iraq, where terrorist groups are planning attacks against the west

Severe is the fourth level in a five-tier system, one below Critical, which would indicate that an attack is imminent. This is the first time the level has been raised to Severe since July 11, 2011.