Manchester: Terror Threat Level Raised to Critical – soldiers to join police on streets in key areas of the country
Prime Minister Theresa May made an announcement about changing security levels in the UK. It follows meetings with the Intelligent services after the attack on Monday 22 May.
She said security had been raised to highest level of critical. This means more attacks may be imminent, the prime minister has said.
Military personnel will now be deployed to protect key sites as a result of the new threat level.
It comes after Monday night’s attack at Manchester Arena, which killed 22 and injured 59.
Home Secretary Amber Rudd says it seems likely that suspect bomber Salman Abedi did not act alone. Abedi known up to a point by the intelligence services.
It is expected up to 3,800 troops will be deployed on the streets around the UK. Amber Rudd absolutely expects the critical threat level to be temporary.
The change in the terror threat comes after investigators were unable to rule out whether suspect Salman Abedi was part of a group. He is a 22-year-old born in Manchester. His parents of Libyan descent and had been to Libya recently
Intelligent services ask that anyone with information about the attack to call the anti-terror hotline on 0800 789321.
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