September 15, 2017 / 7:42 PM / 3 months ago

Britain raises security threat level to critical, PM May says

LONDON (Reuters) - Britain lifted its national security threat level to critical from severe on Friday, meaning an attack is expected, after a bomb on a London commuter train injured 29 people.

FILE PHOTO: Britain's Prime Minister Theresa May leaves 10 Downing Street to attend Prime Minister's Questions, in London, September 13, 2017. REUTERS/Peter Nicholls

Prime Minister Theresa May said in a televised statement that armed police and members of the military would be seen on the streets in the coming days.

”For this period, military personnel will replace police officers on guard duties at certain protected sites that are not accessible to the public,” she said.

Reporting by Kate Holton and William Schomberg; editing by Guy Faulconbridge

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