In the wake of a series of attack that have rocked the European nations, the United Kingdom has raised its terror threat level from “substantial” to “severe”, the second-highest level, which means that an attack is now considered to be “highly likely”.
The move comes after the decision taken by the Joint Terrorism Analysis Centre (JTAC). The Move was a “precautionary measure” following “terrible” incidents in Austria, said Home Secretary Priti Patel.
“The British public should be alert but not alarmed,” said Patel, appealing to the public to report anything suspicious to police.
On November 2, an attack in the Austrian Capital Vienna rocked the entire continent where four people were left dead. The deadly attack came following a knife attack in the French city of Nice which killed three people.