London 2012 Olympics – MI5 tells Cabinet terror threat remains ‘substantial’

The UK’s telegraph reports that MI5 director-general Jonathan Evans briefed the Cabinet on the terrorist threats facing the UK in the run-up to the London Olympics. It is thought to be the first time that Mr Evans has addressed a full meeting of Prime Minister David Cameron’s top team this Parliament. But Downing Street officials said it was a “routine” update, and not prompted by any new intelligence or change in the assessment of the terrorism threat level, which remains “substantial”.

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