2. Police: exceptional terror activity in UK

  • Mark Rowley, assistant commissioner and top anti-terror officer, says UK police are investigating an exceptionally high amount of terror related cases.
  • Rowley remarked that 'the volume, range and pace of counter-terrorism activity has undergone a step-change' (Reuters).
  • Also confirmed 66 British nationals missing; presumed to have gone to Syria.
  • Rowley said there had been a significant increase in amount of people arrested and being referred to de-radicalisation programmes.