UK Terrorism Threat Level Raised to 'Severe'


​The UK's terrorism threat level has been raised from 'substantial' to 'severe,' meaning security chiefs believe that an attack is highly likely

During this time, people are encouraged to be alert, but not alarmed. The move, confirmed by Home Secretary Priti Patel, follows an explosion outside a hospital in Liverpool on Sunday which police have declared a terror incident.

The assessment of threat levels are taken by the Joint Terrorism Analysis Centre (JTAC), which makes its recommendations independently from the government. The five levels of threat set by the JTAC are as follows:

  • Low - an attack is highly unlikely
  • Moderate - an attack is possible but not likely
  • Substantial - an attack is likely
  • Severe - an attack is highly likely
  • Critical - an attack is highly likely in the near future

SecuriGroup's dedicated frontline workers receive key training in Action Counters Terrorism (ACT), and Hostile Reconnaissance, and will continue to protect life and property.

SecuriGroup's Senior Operations Director, Allan Burnett QPM (former Counter Terrorism Coordinator for Scotland) commented:

'The increase in the threat level to SEVERE, meaning an attack is highly likely, requires all of us to ensure we are at our most vigilant. Let's do everything we can in support of the police and our security services to keep people safe.'

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