A terrorist attack in Britain over Christmas is likelier than ever as around 20,000 Muslim terrorists roam the country’s street, a former anti-terror chief has warned.
Chris Phillips, who was once head of the National Counter Terrorism Security Office, has said there should be ‘no surprise’ if terrorists strike before December 25.
His warning comes after ISIS propaganda threatening to attack Christmas shoppers on Britain’s High Streets.
‘The threat level is severe, which means an attack could happen at any time,’ Phillips told the Daily Star Online. ‘Attacks are more frequent so no one should be surprised if there is another attack before Christmas.’
He warned that it would be impossible for police to ensure the entire country’s safety because of the sheer number of potential threats.
‘There are 20,000 people on a list. Police can’t watch them all. Police have to make difficult decisions.’
ISIS appear to be revving up their propaganda machine ahead of the holidays, producing a series of graphic posters threatening attacks on Christmas shoppers in Europe and the United States.