- Two French teenagers slaughtered priest, 84, in Normandy on Tuesday
- Security has now been increased in Britain’s 47,000 churches in response
- Anti-terror police had already warned of ‘heightened concern’ of the risks to Jewish community following attack on a Kosher supermarket last year
Police last night warned Britain’s Christians to be on alert amid fears they could be targeted by Islamic State jihadists.
Security was increased at the country’s 47,000 churches after an 84-year-old priest was beheaded by Muslim fanatics in France. The killing in Normandy was the first known attack claimed by IS inside a church in the West after compiling a hitlist of places of Christian worship.
Adel Kermiche, one of the two French teenagers killed by police after carrying out the morning slaughter – filmed on a mobile phone – told a friend two months ago: ‘I’m going to do a church.’