He added: "Now that the threat level
has reduced back down to severe, the public will see less armed officers deployed on our streets but we will still have a highly visible policing operation in place.
"I received a full briefing regarding the Joint Terrorism Analysis Centre's decision to increase the threat level
from severe to critical and to invoke Operation Temperer.
Prime Minister Theresa May has announced that the security services are raising the terror threat level
from "severe" to "critical" in the wake of the Parsons Green terror attack.
"With the reduction in UK threat level
and the deactivation of Operation Temperer we have now returned to 'business as usual.'.
It led the JTAC to increase the terror threat level
to "critical", meaning a further terror attack was considered "imminent".
She said: "The public should be clear about what this means - a threat level
of severe means an attack is highly likely.
She said there were "clearly a number of unknowns" since the attack on Monday and security services needed to get a better understanding of the situation before the threat level
could be reduced.
The United Kingdom raised its national terror threat level
from severe to critical Tuesday.
Mr Cooke also pointed out that, while there is "no specific" threat to Merseyside, the national threat level
is categorised as "severe".
THE terror threat level
was raised to its maximum amid fears the Manchester bomber may not have acted alone.
London, Sha'ban 28, 1438, May 24, 2017, SPA -- Prime Minister Theresa May raised Britain's terrorism threat level
to the highest level of "critical" on Tuesday.