UK came 'within days' of Sydney-style terror attack: top policeman

December 17, 2014 4:21 PM

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UK came 'within days' of Sydney-style terror attack: top policeman

LONDON (Reuters) - Britain thwarted a Sydney-style 'lone wolf' attack just days before it was due to happen, London's top policeman said on Wednesday, saying his force had foiled five terror plots in the last four months alone.

Britain raised it terrorism alert to the second-highest level in August and last month said it was facing the biggest terrorism threat in its history because of radicalized Britons returning from fighting in Syria and Iraq.

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