UK terror threat level to be moved to ‘severe’ meaning attack is ‘highly likely’ after Vienna, Paris and Nice atrocities

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BRITAIN’S terror threat level is to be raised to SEVERE after an ISIS supporter went on a bloody rampage in Vienna, killing four and three attacks on France last week, HOAR can reveal.

It means it is “highly likely” there could be an attack on British soil after attacks in the continent happened on the eve of lockdowns in France and Austria.

Special police forces in Vienna swarmed on the first district of the city after a bloody ISIS rampage

The heightened terror status came just hours after Downing Street said the threat level was “constantly under review.”

A senior security source said fears of a “fresh wave” of jihadi terror across Europe was behind the decision, expected to be unveiled by the Home Secretary today.

And the intelligence insider said the timings of the European attacks ahead of national lockdowns had been “noted.”

People fleeing the scene of a terrorist rampage in Vienna

French police’s elite RAID unit stands outside Basilica of Notre-Dame in Nice

Police swarmed to French cultural sites in London following the Nice attack

Europe is on high alert after multiple attacks across France and Austria.

Earlier this year, a man launched a bloody attack on people enjoying the sunshine in a Reading park as UK lockdown restrictions began to ease.

And another man was shot dead in Streatham, South London, after he stabbed two people in what Scotland Yard described as a terror attack.

Yesterday an ISIS supporter, armed with an assault rife and wearing a fake bomb vest, was shot dead after killing four people and injuring 22 others in Vienna.

The attack unfolded just hours before Vienna was plunged into lockdown to tackle the coronavirus crisis.

It came just days after France was victim to three separate horrifying attacks in Paris, Nice and Avignon last week.

A school teacher in Paris was brutally beheaded by an islamist terrorist after he showed his students cartoons of the Prophet Mohammed.

And a Tunisian migrant slit the throats of two people inside a church in Nice last week.

Following the attack in Nice, the French terror level was raised to “urgent” – the highest possible alert.

Paris has been rocked by multiple attacks following the furore of the controversial cartoons, and two people were stabbed outside the former headquarters of Charlie Hebdo, the magazine who published the cartoon, last month.

In Avignon, southeastern France, a man reported to be a hard-right extremist was shot dead by police after he threatened people with a handgun.

Earlier this year, a man launched a bloody attack on people enjoying the sunshine in a Reading park as UK lockdown restrictions began to ease.

And another man was shot dead in Streatham, South London, after he stabbed two people in what Scotland Yard described as a terror attack.