Monthly Threat Update December 2021

Monthly Threat Update December 2021

There were no terrorist attacks in Great Britain this month. However, the Minister of State for Security and Borders re-emphasised the evolving nature of the terrorist threat towards “self-initiated” terrorism, particularly as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. An extremist crossbow plot was thwarted in Germany earlier in December, contributing to a recent rise in crossbows and bow-and-arrows featuring in extremist plots across Europe. Following an apparent attempt to assassinate (not terrorism related) Queen Elizabeth II with a crossbow later in the month, a...
Liverpool Women’s Hospital Taxi Explosion: Terrorism Post-Incident Report

Liverpool Women’s Hospital Taxi Explosion: Terrorism Post-Incident Report

When: 10:59, 14 November 2021 Where: Liverpool, UK Who: Emad al Swealmeen; ideology unconfirmed What: Improvised Explosive Device (IED) (prematurely detonated) Deaths: 0 (excluding the perpetrator) Injuries: 1 Type: Attempted person-borne... Log in or sign up for FREE access to our Solutions Centre to gain unlimited access to all our premium content, tools, products, and services in one easy to reach platform. Subscribe...
Protect Duty legislation implications on UK businesses and insurance

Protect Duty legislation implications on UK businesses and insurance

Our latest sector-focused risk report examined the evolving terrorist threat to the retail and hospitality sector. Intended to provide a better understanding of the terrorist threat to owners and managers of businesses in the sector, it also highlighted that all publicly accessible businesses simply can’t afford to ignore the continued risk of terrorism, which is no longer exclusive to cities and major towns but remains a nationwide threat. Counter Terrorism Police recently warned the easing of ‘lockdown’ measures could provide greater opportunities for...
Murder of Sir David Amess MP: Terrorism Post-Incident Report

Murder of Sir David Amess MP: Terrorism Post-Incident Report

When: 12.05 BST, 15 October 2021 Where: Leigh-on-Sea, Essex, United Kingdom Who: Ali Harbi Ali, 25-year-old Somali-Briton (suspected Islamist extremist) What: Bladed weapon attack against an elected representative Deaths: 1 Injuries: 0 Typ... This content is subscription only. Log in or sign up for FREE access to our Solutions Centre to gain unlimited access to all our premium content, tools, products, and services in one easy to reach platform. Subscribe...
Westminster attack: Terrorism Post-Incident Report

Westminster attack: Terrorism Post-Incident Report

The methodology of the Westminster attack is consistent with the current trend across mainland Europe of extremists using a vehicle and weapons against crowded places at iconic sites, targeting figures of authority such as the police.  As the UK threat level was not raised after the attack it is a likely sign Khalid Masood acted alone and the incident was not part of a coordinated campaign.  This may be corroborated as the 12 people arrested after the attack have now all been released without charge. Prior to the incident, Islamist extremists appeared to have...
Sector Risk Report: Retail and Hospitality

Sector Risk Report: Retail and Hospitality

Our latest sector-focused risk report examines the evolving terrorist threat to the retail and hospitality sector. This report is intended to provide a better understanding of the terrorist threat to owners and managers of businesses in th... This content is subscription only. Log in or sign up for FREE access to our Solutions Centre to gain unlimited access to all our premium content, tools, products, and services in one easy to reach platform. Subscribe...