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Britain cuts terrorism threat level after significant police activity
May 27, 2017 / 11:32 AM / 5 months ago

Britain cuts terrorism threat level after significant police activity

LONDON (Reuters) - Britain lowered its security threat level to “severe” on Saturday following significant activity by police investigating the suicide bomb attack in Manchester, Prime Minister Theresa May said.

Britain's Prime Minister Theresa May listens to the French President during a bilateral meeting at the G7 Summit in Taormina, Sicily, May 26, 2017. REUTERS/Stephane De Sakutin/Pool

The level was raised to “critical” - meaning another attack was thought to be imminent - after Monday’s bombing at a pop concert in Manchester. It has now been downgraded to “severe”, which means an attack is considered highly likely.

As a result, soldiers who have been assisting police, would be withdrawn from Britain’s streets from midnight on Monday.

Reporting by Michael Holden; Editing by Toby Chopra

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