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UK Threat Level Reduces to ‘severe’

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LONDON, May 23, 2017 (Xinhua) -- Flag flies at half mast above Portcullis House next to the Houses of Parliament after Manchester Arena bombing, in London, Britain, on May 23, 2017.(Xinhua/Tim Ireland/IANS) (dtf) by .
Flag flies at half mast above Portcullis House next to the Houses of Parliament after Manchester Arena bombing, in London, Britain (Xinhua/Tim Ireland/IANS) (dtf)

Prime Minister Theresa May said that Britain’s terrorism threat level has been reduced from “critical” to “severe” after she got advice from an inter-departmental security meeting called Cobra….reports Asian Lite News

LONDON, May 23, 2017 (Xinhua) -- Flag flies at half mast above Portcullis House next to the Houses of Parliament after Manchester Arena bombing, in London, Britain, on May 23, 2017.(Xinhua/Tim Ireland/IANS) (dtf) by .
Flag flies at half mast above Portcullis House next to the Houses of Parliament after Manchester Arena bombing, in London, Britain (Xinhua/Tim Ireland/IANS) (dtf)

Prime Minister had raised the threat level to critical after the Monday night suicide bombing which killed 22 and injured more than 60 people when they were leaving after enjoying the music concert by US pope singer Ariana Grande.

The change indicates an attack is highly likely, not imminently expected.

More security personnel were deployed in UK streets after the threat level had raised to thwart any form of attack aims at disturbing the harmony of the country.

She said significant activity by the police during the last 24 hours had led to the threat being reduced, BBC reported.

Earlier on Saturday, police evacuated an area of Moss Side in Manchester, in a search linked to Monday’s Manchester Arena bombing which killed 22 people and left scores injured.

The evacuation was described by Greater Manchester Police as a precautionary measure to “ensure everyone’s safety”.

Detectives are questioning 11 men over the attack after a series of raids. There were also searches at properties in Cheetham Hill and in the Longsight area, reports BBC.

At the start of the bank holiday weekend, armed police are guarding hundreds of events across the country.

Senior officers have encouraged people to go out, but to remain vigilant.