On the 11th May MI5 increased the UK Threat Level from North Ireland related terrorism in the Great Britain from MODERATE to SUBSTANTIAL, meaning that an attack in England, Scotland or Wales from Northern Ireland based sources in now “highly likely”.
The current threat level for Northern Ireland related terrorism in Northern Ireland remains SEVERE.
Whilst this does raise the threat level from Northern Ireland related terrorist acts in Great Britain, the threat level to the entire UK from International Terrorist threats remains higher.
Announcing the changes, The Home Secretary, Theresa May, gave no further details of the information or intelligence MI5 had received, but advised the public in Great Britain to “remain vigilant” whilst going about their daily lives.
For more information please visit the MI5 website