United Kingdom terror threat level downgraded from critical to severe

Theresa May

Two arrests have now been made in connection with the attack which injured 30 people.

"This government is committed to tackling extremism in all its forms - as the Prime Minister said after the London Bridge attack earlier this year, enough is enough", Mrs Rudd wrote in a press release posted on the Home Office's website.

British Home Secretary Amber Rudd said on Sunday that the United Kingdom's terrorism threat level has been lowered from "critical" to "severe" after being raised to the highest possible in the wake of the Friday explosion at a subway station in west London.

Kent Police detained the man in the port area of Dover.

The UK's terror threat level has been downgraded from critical - meaning an attack is imminent - to severe.

On request from the police, and with authorisation from the Defence Secretary, the first phase of Operation Temperer is being partially enacted.

Shortly after the explosive was detonated on Friday morning, he tweeted: 'Another attack in London by a loser terrorist.

"Military personnel will replace police officers on guard duties at certain protected sites which are not accessible to the public".

May said the public may see more armed police on the streets and the transport network.

"This is a proportionate and sensible step which will provide extra reassurance and protection while the investigation progresses".

"I'd like to take this opportunity to thank them for their hard work, and also the police, the security services and the emergency services who did such a fantastic job". She added that troops would be deployed to key locations in the capital.



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