Britain reduces terror threat level from ‘critical’ to ‘severe’

(ABC) — British Prime Minister Theresa May said Saturday morning that the country’s terrorism threat level has been reduced from its top level of “critical” to “severe.”

The change indicates an attack is highly likely, not imminently expected.

The level was raised to critical after Monday’s bomb attack at an Ariana Grande concert in Manchester, which left 22 people dead.

May cited progress in the investigation for the change in threat level, but urged people to remain vigilant.

Following May’s announcement, London mayor Sadiq Khan tweeted, “Security plans will remain in place this weekend — including additional policing for major events and the army helping with police guarding duties.”

Khan continued, “I encourage all Londoners to remain vigilant and report anything suspicious to the police.”


WTNH NEWS8 provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review. Also, you can now block any inappropriate user by simple selecting the drop down menu on the right of any comment and selection "Block User" from there.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s