australia uggs UK terror threat level raised to ‘critical’ after London Tube explosion
This is a proportionate and sensible step which will provide extra reassurance and protection while the investigation progresses,” May said.
“The threat of terrorism that we face is severe but together, by working together, we will defeat them.”
The Prime Minister said that people should carry on with their daily lives, but be vigilant.
Members of the emergency services work near Parsons Green underground tube station.
No arrests have been made. Hundreds of detectives are working on the inquiry with the support of Britain’s domestic intelligence service, MI5.
assistant commissioner of the London Metropolitan Police, said that investigators were making “excellent progress” in identifying, locating and arresting those responsible.
Mayor Sadiq Khan echoed May and Rowley, telling Londoners they should “rest assured the full resources of our police and security services are being deployed to track down those responsible. They will be caught and brought to justice.”
ISIS claimed involvement with the explosion saying, via its Amaq news agency that a “detachment” from the group had carried out the attack. When asked about possible ISIS involvement, Rowley told reporters that it is “routine” for the Islamic State to take responsibility for attacks in “these sorts of circumstances,
” regardless of the group’s actual involvement.