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16th Nov 2015

David Cameron claims seven terror attacks have been prevented in the UK in the last six months

Simon Lloyd

David Cameron has revealed that UK intelligence services have prevented seven attacks in the past six months.

The Prime Minister was speaking on the Today programme on BBC Radio 4.

Indicating that the plots were on a smaller scale than the atrocities seen in Paris on Friday, he admitted the attacks on the French capital were “the sort of thing we have been preparing for”.

MADRID, SPAIN - SEPTEMBER 04:  British Prime Minister David Cameron speaks during a press conference at Moncloa Palace on September 4, 2015 in Madrid, Spain. David Cameron is visiting Spain and Portugal as part of a tour to seek for support from fellow European leaders to go along with a renegotiation of Britain's EU membership. Rajoy and Cameron are also expect to talk about the refugees crisis the European Union is facing.  (Photo by Pablo Blazquez Dominguez/Getty Images)

Speaking from Turkey, where he is attending the G20 summit, Mr. Cameron warned that Britain faced a struggle against IS likely to last a generation.

He said the UK is boosting its intelligence services in a bid to combat the threat of terrorism.

The PM also urged Britons to continue to lead normal lives – adding that he would take his children to England’s friendly with France at Wembley on Tuesday night.