UK terror threat level raised to ‘severe’ after France and Austria attacks

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  • Channel 4 News published this video item, entitled “UK terror threat level raised to ‘severe’ after France and Austria attacks” – below is their description.

    The UK’s terror threat level has been raised to “severe” – meaning an attack on British soil is highly likely. The Home Secretary Priti Patel described it as a precautionary measure, after a series of attacks in Europe – including last night’s attack in Vienna when a gunman shot four people dead and injured more than 20 others. The suspect – a 20 year old Islamist extremist, who’d been jailed for trying to join the militant IS group in Syria – was eventually shot dead by police.

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