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UK terror threat raised to SEVERE: Boris says Britain 'must remain vigilant' as it emerges Poppy Day 'suicide bomber was from Middle East and UNKNOWN to MI5' - as footage shows armed cops force man out of Liverpool home linked to hospital IED blast
Boris Johnson today urged the country to be 'vigilant' as he raised the UK's terror threat level to 'severe' after a suicide bomber targeted the Liverpool Women's Hospital and it was claimed the attacker who blew himself up in a taxi on Remembrance Sunday settled in the UK from the Middle East several years ago and was not known to MI5. Mr Johnson hosted a COBRA meeting at Downing Street this afternoon where experts from police and the security services advised him that another attack on British soil is now 'highly likely' after the cab bombing on Merseyside and David Amess' murder in Leigh-on-Sea, Essex, four weeks ago. Speaking at a Covid-19 press conference, the Prime Minister said the blast was a 'stark reminder' to the public to remain vigilant, adding: 'What yesterday showed above all is that the British people will never be cowed by terrorism, we will never give in to those who seek to divide us with senseless acts of violence. And our freedoms and our way of life will always prevail.' Home Secretary Priti Patel added: 'The Joint Terrorism Analysis Centre (JTAC) is now increasing the UK threat level from substantial to severe. There is a reason for this, it's because the incident we saw yesterday was the second in a month.' Before today's change, the UK's terror threat level had been at 'substantial' since February 4.
The suspect, who is believed to have built his bomb at home in Liverpool, is understood to have settled in Britain from the Middle East several years ago, security sources said. MI5 spies were not aware of him before yesterday's bombing, MailOnline understands. Britain's security services are said to be working with counter-terrorism police to confirm whether it was an Islamist-inspired attack. Today a witness filmed armed officers scaling the rear wall of a Kensington terraced house with a ladder after the address was linked to the suicide bomber who blew himself up in a taxi outside a maternity hospital on Remembrance Sunday. The taxi blast was also captured on CCTV, which also emerged today, while the driver David Perry, who managed to escape alive, has been branded a hero after apparently locking the doors to stop him entering the hospital. Officers are still searching two addresses - one in Sutcliffe Street and a second at Rutland Avenue in Sefton Park, where 'significant items', believed to include bomb making equipment, have been found. Three men aged 21, 26 and 29 were arrested yesterday under S41 of the Terrorism Act at a terraced house Sutcliffe Street, Liverpool. This morning, again in the Kensington area, a further man aged 20 was arrested on suspicion of the same terror offence when he returned home to the same property. Investigators have 'attributed' the bomber to both the addresses but police are not yet sure where he lived, and last night at 9.45pm anti-terror officers forced their way into the front and back of the Sutcliffe Street house as they tried to establish if he was a lone wolf or part of a cell. Source