On Wednesday, July 5, 2017 a call was posted on a Telegram channel belonging to jihadist operatives to carry out a terrorist attack in Wimbledon similar to the attack that took place at the “Manchester Arena” events hall during a performance by the singer, Ariana Grande. On May 22, 2017 a terrorist carried out a suicide bombing as he mixed in with the audience during the exit from the event. 22 people were killed in the attack and over 50 others were injured. The next day, the Islamic State claimed responsibility for the attack.
This article is part of the RED-Alert project, funded by the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation Programme under grant agreement No 740688.