MI5 is struggling to deal with surge in ‘high risk’ terror suspects as threat to Britain hits ‘unprecedented’ levels, report warns

  • Parliament’s Intelligence and Security Committee has published annual report
  • Committee hears secret evidence from security services about their work
  • Threat to Britain said to be at ‘unprecedented’ level with a surge in suspects

MI5 has raised alarm about a huge surge in the number of ‘high risk’ terror suspects after the threat to Britain moved up a gear.

Police patrol the streets of Manchester following the deadly attack on the Arena in May A report has given a stark insight into the challenge facing the security services, revealing that they are devoting more resources to monitoring individuals who have received terrorist training or are plotting attacks.

It also highlighted fears about extremists driven out of Iraq and Syria and delivered a chilling assessment of ISIS’s murderous ambitions – with an arm of the group said to be plotting terrorism in the West ‘pretty much all day every day’.

The disclosures are contained in the annual report published by parliament’s Intelligence and Security Committee…

/MI5 has about 3,000 ‘subjects of interest’ on its radar, on top of a larger pool of 20,000 individuals looked at as part of previous investigations…

Also published on Fenixx.org

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