UK terror threat level lowered after London train terror attack

The UK Government has lowered its national security threat level from “critical” to “severe” following the arrest of two men over the latest attack to rock London.

“Following the attack on Parsons Green last Friday, the police have made good progress with what is an ongoing operation,” UK Interior Minister Amber Rudd said.

“The Joint Terrorism Analysis Centre, which reviews the threat level the UK is under, has decided to lower that level from critical to severe.”


“Critical” means an attack is highly likely, whereas “severe” means an attack is thought to be imminent.

It comes following the terrorist attack on a Tube train in south-west London on 15 September, which injured 30 commuters.

Two men have since been arrested.

“There was another arrest overnight and two men are in custody,” Metropolitan Police confirmed on Sunday.

“The high pace and rapid progress of this investigation is continuing.”