'REMAIN VIGILANT': Terror attack now 'highly likely', not 'expected imminently'

The UK terror threat level has been reduced from 'critical' to 'severe' today.

Saturday, 27th May 2017, 4:29 pm
Updated Sunday, 4th June 2017, 9:41 pm
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The change indicates an attack is highly likely, not expected imminently .

Soldiers deployed to support police will be stood down at the end of the Bank Holiday weekend.

The threat level was raised to 'critical' following Monday night's bomb attack at the Manchester Arena which killed 22 people and left scores injured.

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Prime Minister Theresa May said: "The country should remain vigilant."

Derbyshire Constabulary's Deputy Chief Constable, Peter Goodman, said: "Terrorists want to create discord, distrust and fear.

"We stand together with all communities in Derbyshire and we would ask residents to be our eyes and ears and report anything suspicious they may see, be this a package, person or vehicle."

A Derbyshire Constabulary spokesman added: "We advise the public to remain vigilant and to report any suspicious behaviour or activity to the Anti-Terrorist Hotline on 0800 789 321.

"In an emergency, the public should always call 999."