February 22, 2019

Christmas shoppers in the UK cities are the most at risk

Defence Secretary Michael Fallon has named the UK cities where Christmas shoppers might be attacked by jihadis in a Paris-style terror attack.

Speaking as he set out his case for air strikes against Islamic State (ISIS) in Syria, Mr Fallon warned Britain could “easily” see a repeat of this month’s terror attacks in Paris, which left 130 people dead and over 350 injured.

And he said Christmas shoppers and those in London, Manchester and Glasgow could be most at risk from ISIS, also known as Isil.

He said: “What happened in Paris and Brussels could easily happen in London.

“We have seen it in Paris, a European city, just two hours away, right on our doorstep.

“The threat from Isil is as potent here as it was real in Paris and Brussels.

“It could be London, it could be Manchester, it could be Glasgow.”

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