National terror- threat level remains unchanged despite wave of arrests

  • Two Moroccan men were detained in Madrid on Tuesday, aged 43 and 22

Following the attack in Manchester, the Spanish authorities didn’t feel it was necessary to raise the terror- threat level, which is currently on four out of a possible five.

An increase would only occur in the event of an “imminent attack” which security forces believe isn’t currently the case. This is despite the arrest of two Moroccan men in Madrid on Tuesday, 43 and 22, who were believed to be “prepared to commit an attack on European soil using the same modus operandi we’ve seen in cities in the UK, Germany, Belgium and France”.

Since June 2015, security forces in Spain have arrested 164 people in connection with potential terror offences.