Published: Sun, May 28, 2017
Science | By Cecil Little

UK lowers security level from 'critical' to 'severe'


Avon and Somerset Police responded to the news the terror threat had been lowered after Prime Minister Theresa made a statement this morning (May 27).

May said this meant the Joint Terrorism Analysis Centre (JTAC), the independent body which sets the threat level, had decided it should be lowered from its highest rating "critical", which meant an attack could be imminent, to "severe". A total of 11 people suspected of having links to the terror attack are now in police custody.

"I want to make one thing very clear to Jeremy Corbyn and to you, and it is that there can never, ever be an excuse for terrorism", she said at a summit of Group of Seven leaders in Sicily. A threat level of severe means an attack is highly likely.

London Mayor Sadiq Khan, after Prime Minister May's announcement, had said that security plans will remain in place this and urged all the people to remain vigilant and report anything suspicious to the police. Two have been released without charge.

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The evacuation was described by Greater Manchester Police as a precautionary measure to "ensure everyone's safety".

The arrests were made after searches in Cheetham Hill area of Manchester, where a controlled explosion was used to gain entry into an address. A 34-year-old woman and 16-year-old boy who were also arrested have been released without charge.

Police say they have tracked down a large part of the network linked to suicide bomber Salman Abedi - with "thousands of exhibits" now being examined by investigators.

Abedi was a British national of Libyan descent.

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"The understanding of [the plot] is growing day by day", Britain's top counterterror officer, Assistant Commissioner Mark Rowley, said Friday.

Security is being increased at football cup finals at Wembley Stadium in London and the Great Manchester Run. "What they will see is many more police officers - some armed, some unarmed - out there to protect the public", he said.

Troops to bolster police numbers will be gradually withdrawn from the streets starting Monday, May said.

This is published unedited from the PTI feed.

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