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British security services warn attack on UK is Ôvery likelyÕ as churches on terror alert after Normandy priest murder

27 July 2016

A terrorist attack in the UK is “highly likely” following attacks in other parts of Europe, a five-judge tribunal has been told, as churches in Britain are told to tighten security after the murder of an 85-year-old priest in Normandy.The heightened state of security comes as images threatening attacks in London and other major world capitals were reportedly posted on jihadi messaging app Telegram.Despite there being no specific intelligence relating to attacks against the Christian community in the UK, the National Police Chiefs’ Council is urging the community to be alert but not alarmed, report concerns and review their security as a precaution.Neil Basu, Deputy Assistant Commissioner of the Metropolitan Police, said: “There is no specific intelligence relating to attacks against the Christian community in the UK.”However, as we have seen, Daesh and other terrorist groups have targeted Christian as well as Jewish and other faith groups in the West and beyond.Source 

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