Change to the UK Terror Threat Level
The incident outside the Liverpool Women’s Crown Street Hospital on November 14th 2021 has been declared as a terrorist incident by Deputy Assistant Commissioner Dean Haydon, the Senior National Coordinator for Counter Terrorism. It should also be noted that this is the second terrorist incident in mainland UK within a month, the first of which being the killing of MP Sir David Amess at a constituency surgery in Essex on 15th October 2021.
These attacks have been instrumental in the UK’s terror threat level being raised by the Joint Terrorism Analysis Centre (JTAC) from “substantial” to “severe”. This change indicated that an attack in the UK is now judged to be “highly likely”, rather than “likely”.