UK Threat level raised to CRITICAL

The incident which occurred on the Parsons Green Underground Station this morning (September 15, 2017) has been declared a terrorist incident.

At 20.30 hours this evening, following an assessment by JTAC, the Prime Minister announced that the UK threat level from international terrorism has been increased to CRITICAL, meaning an attack is expected imminently.

A mobilisation plan for military support to the police following a major terrorist attack has now been authorised. This seeks to free up more armed police personnel from existing armed guarding roles to support security operations across the country. It does not mean the public will see the military patrolling the streets or other public places at this stage.

In London, and across the wider UK transport network in particular, you may now see an increase in armed police officers providing a highly visible, reassurance presence.

Local policing arrangements remain under constant review in line with the ongoing investigation and national threat assessments.

The investigation into the incident is ongoing and the public are being urged to remain alert but not alarmed.

The tragic events in London and Manchester in recent months remind us that an attack can occur at any time or place and without warning. Members of the public are asked to be vigilant and report any suspicious activity, behaviour or concerns to police, via the confidential hotline on 0800 789 321 or online at www.gov.uk/ACT . In the case of an emergency, always dial 999.

A public appeal for images or video footage relating to the incident has been also made by investigating officers. Any images from the scene at Parsons Green, or that may assist the inquiry, should be uploaded to www.ukpoliceimageappeal.co.uk

Support for those affected is available on the .gov.uk website, which provides advice on urgent assistance for victims and witnesses: https://www.gov.uk/guidance/parsons-green-attack-september-2017-support-for-people-affected

Anyone worried about family or friends can call the Metropolitan Police on 020 7230 1212 or 101.


Call the confidential hotline on 0800 789 321
In an emergency, always dial 999