Christian Community in UK Warned to be on the Alert After Attack on Catholic Church in Normandy


The Christian community in the UK has been warned to be alert following the murder of a Catholic priest in Normandy.

The killers of 86-year-old Father Jacques Hamel filmed the knife attack at a parish church in the latest IS-linked incident in France.

There is no specific intelligence relating to similar attacks in Britain – and the National Police Chiefs’ Council insists the Christian community should not be alarmed.

But Deputy Assistant Commissioner Neil Basu said: “There is no specific intelligence relating to attacks against the Christian community in the UK.

“However, as we have seen, Daesh (IS) and other terrorist groups have targeted Christian as well as Jewish and other faith groups in the West and beyond.

“Following recent events in France, we are reiterating our protective security advice to Christian places of worship and have circulated specific advice.

“We are also taking this opportunity to remind them to review their security arrangements as a precaution.”

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SOURCE: Sky News