— Mario Valle Reyes 🇲🇽🇺🇸 (@bilbeny) May 23, 2017
I know this is serious and all but the BBC reporter just called it Operation Tempura pic.twitter.com/DeIB2RjHwQ
— Sarah-Chief Witch🌙🎃 (@Saraita101) May 23, 2017
BREAKING: UK PM May announces "Operation Tempura" – Members of the armed forces to replace armed police protecting places like parliament
— Lisa Daftari (@LisaDaftari) May 23, 2017
UK THREAT LEVEL ‘CRITICAL’
The UK terror threat level has been increased from severe to critical in the wake of Manchester Arena attack investigation, PM Theresa May has announced.
It means that an attack is expected “imminently”.
The last time that the UK threat level was critical was 30 June 2007 – in the wake of the Glasgow airport car bombing.
Anti-terror agencies have been working for the past 24 hours to work out if the suicide bomber who killed 22 and injured 120 more at the Ariana Grande pop concert last night was working alone – or as part of an organised terror cell.
In a statement delivered at 9.45pm tonight the Prime Minister said that “it is a possibility we cannot ignore that there is a wider group involved”.
She also revealed “military personnel could be deployed to support armed police officers” at public events.
Mrs. May revealed that the Secretary of Defence has approved a police request for help from armed forces.
Very sad day indeed for UK – Operation TEMPURA enacted for the 1st time ever – suggesting a terror network exists! t.co/ffw2sm7Lx0
— Anuja Prashar (@AnujaPrashar) May 23, 2017
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