The Metropolitan Police have called for calm following an alleged plot by ISIS to ‘blow up the Queen’ during this weekend’s VJ Day celebrations.
The assassination plot is currently being reported by several established news outlets, which claim that extremists are aiming to explode a bomb in central London.
The threat is specifically aimed at the Queen, claim the Mail on Sunday, which has triggered an overall review of security arrangements for the event.
Speaking about the threat, a Metropolitan Police spokesman said: “While the UK threat level from international terrorism remains severe, we would like to reassure the public that we constantly review security plans for public events, taking into account specific intelligence and the wider threat.”
“Our priority is the safety and security for all those attending or involved. The public are encouraged to continue with their plans to attend or take part in events as normal.”
The spokesperson went on to insist that Scotland Yard are on the look out for any terror threats emanating from the UK and abroad, while Buckingham Palace are yet to comment on the reported threat.
Channel 4 News