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

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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.'

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