MI5 - Security Service

Threat level lowered to 'SEVERE'

The Joint Terrorism Assessment Centre (JTAC) has lowered the UK threat level from CRITICAL to SEVERE. This means that future terrorist attacks are still highly likely, but no longer thought to be imminent. The decision has been made by JTAC based on a review of the latest intelligence.

The investigation into the recent terrorist attacks in London and Glasgow is continuing under the leadership of the Metropolitan Police Counter Terrorism Command (new window), with the assistance of the Security Service.

Speaking in the House of Commons on Tuesday 2 July, the Home Secretary noted that the investigation is progressing rapidly and a number of people have been arrested. Security across the country has been stepped up in response to the increased threat level.

For further updates, please see the links below.

The police are continuing to seek information from members of the public on the incidents in London and Glasgow. Anyone with information on the London incident should call the confidential Anti-Terrorist Hotline on 0800 789 321. Information on the Glasgow incident should be passed to Strathclyde Police on 0800 056 0944.

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