Terrorists could seek ‘soft’ targets in towns and cities outside London

Terrorists could target towns and cities outside London in order to exploit less stringent security measures in the wake of the Nice attack, MPs and security experts have warned.

It is feared the massacre shows a change in strategy from the jihadists to target smaller, less protected urban areas rather than capital cities.

All forces across the UK have been warned to review preparations for major events in order to ensure everything is being done to maximise safety.

Paris has been on high alert since the two previous outrages which claimed almost 150 people.