David Cameron has warned that ‘we must be prepared for a number of British casualties’ from last night’s terror attacks in Paris, as he condemned the ‘brutal and callous murderers’ behind the atrocities.
Speaking in Downing Street he said the terror threat level in the UK would remain at ‘severe’, but the attack would prompt a review of plans and suggested the threat posed by Islamic State was ‘evolving’.
And in a message of solidarity to the people of France he said: ‘Your values are our values, your pain is our pain, your fight is our fight.’
The Prime Minister was speaking after he chaired a meeting of the Government’s emergency committee Cobra earlier today, to co-ordinate the UK response to the attacks, which left at least 128 people dead.
Policing was also being strengthened at ports and major events in the UK today, while British nationals in Paris were being advised to stay indoors.
‘The events in Paris are the worst acts of violence in France since the Second World War, the worst terrorist attack in Europe for a decade, a horrifying and sickening attack,’ Mr Cameron said.