UK: Liverpool attacker had been buying bomb parts ‘at least since April’

The Liverpool bomber had been buying bomb components since at least April, police have revealed. Assistant Chief Constable Russ Jackson said that Iraq-born Emad Al Swealmeen had rented a property in Liverpool seven months ago and had started making “relevant Read More …

UK terror threat level raised to ‘severe’ following hospital blast – attack now ‘highly likely’

The UK’s terror threat level has been raised from “substantial” to “severe”, meaning an attack is now judged to be “highly likely”. The move, confirmed by Home Secretary Priti Patel, follows an explosion outside a hospital in Liverpool on Sunday Read More …

UK: Liverpool Women’s Hospital explosion declared a terror incident

An explosion outside Liverpool Women’s Hospital on Remembrance Sunday has been declared a terror incident by police. A taxi exploded and was engulfed in flames just before 11:00 GMT at a drop-off zone near the entrance, killing the passenger and Read More …

UK: Teenager who was ‘caught with a bomb-making video’ is set to face trial on terror charges

A 16-year-old schoolgirl who was allegedly caught with a ‘bomb-making video and instructions on how to build a homemade gun’ is to face trial on terrorism charges. The teenager, who cannot be identified for legal reasons, is charged with five Read More …

UK: First elements of new Counter Terrorism Operations Centre in London unveiled

The first elements of the new Counter Terrorism Operations Centre (CTOC) in London have been unveiled. They include a cutting-edge counter terrorism operations suite which is now fully operational and a dedicated, state-of-the-art counter terrorism forensics laboratory to follow soon. Read More …

Counter Terrorism Policing UK Urge Public To Be Vigilant Against Threat From Terrorism As Lockdown Eases

The senior officer responsible for ensuring the UK is protected against the threat of terrorism is warning businesses and the public that they must be alert to more than just the threat of Covid-19 this summer. Counter Terrorism Policing’s Senior Read More …

Statistics Reveal Three Plots Foiled By CT Policing And UKIC During COVID-19

Counter Terrorism Policing (CTP) and the UK Intelligence Services have foiled three terror attacks since the Covid-19 pandemic began, despite lockdowns causing terrorism-related arrests to fall to their lowest level in nearly a decade. The Home Office’s quarterly release of Read More …

‘MINECRAFT TERRORIST’: Teenage extremist hid bomb-making manuals inside Minecraft video game guides

A teenage extremist hid bomb-making manuals inside Minecraft video game guides, a court heard today. Connor Burke, 18, is charged with possessing and sharing banned publications, including one called Anarchy Cookbook Version 2000 and another called The Improvised Munitions Handbook. Read More …