Whilst events around the world are very concerning, there is no specific intelligence of a threat relating directly to Lancashire at this time.
Prevention and early intervention, as with other forms of criminality, are now seen as key to reducing risk in the longer term.
International terrorism goes beyond national boundaries in terms of the methods used, the people that are targeted, or the places from which the terrorists operate.
The current threat level for international terrorism in the UK is SUBSTANTIAL. This means an attack is likely.
The threat level for Northern Ireland-related terrorism is set separately for Northern Ireland and Great Britain (England, Wales, and Scotland).
The current threat level for Northern Ireland-related terrorism in Northern Ireland is SUBSTANTIAL.
This means an attack is likely.
The current threat level for Northern Ireland-related terrorism in Britain is MODERATE.
This means an attack is possible, but not likely.
The terrorist threat levels are designed to give a broad indication of the likelihood of a terrorist attack.
For further information on threat levels and how they are allocated, visit the MI5 website.
Members of the public should always remain alert to the danger of terrorism and report any suspicious activity to the police on 999 or the anti-terrorist hotline: 0800 789 321 if your information does not relate to an imminent threat.