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Terror group calls for attacks on Oxford Street and Westfield centres

A Somalia-based terror group has called for attacks on London’s Oxford Street and the Westfield shopping centres in the latest jihadist threat to the UK.

Al-Shabaab released a video, which lasts for more than an hour, calling on its followers to “hasten to heaven” by attacking some of the country’s busiest shopping areas, reported The Telegraph.

The film focuses on the fall-out from Al-Shabaab’s attack on the Westgate shopping centre in Kenya in 2013 that left 62 people dead and more than 100 injured.

A Scotland Yard spokeswoman said: “The MPS Counter Terrorism Command is aware of the video and is assessing the content.

“We remind the public that downloading extremist material may constitute an offence.”

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