MI5 reduces threat level from Northern Irish terrorism


By Richard Spillett for MailOnline

Published: 11:03 GMT, 1 March 2018 | Updated: 11:03 GMT, 1 March 2018


MI5 has reduced the threat level to Great Britain from Northern Ireland-related terrorism from substantial to moderate.

The security agency downgraded its threat level to the second-lowest level, which means an attack is possible but not likely.

Announcing the change in a written statement to Parliament, Home Secretary Amber Rudd said: 'Despite the change which has been made today, there remains a real and serious threat against the United Kingdom from terrorism and I would ask the public to remain vigilant and to report any suspicious activity to the police regardless of the threat level.'

British security services today downgraded the threat level Northern Ireland-related terrorism. Pictured: A mural on the Derrybeg Housing Estate, Newry

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