The current terror threat to the UK remains severe meaning an attack is highly likely.

We urge you to be alert but not alarmed.

Run, Hide Tell

If you are caught up in a firearms or weapons attack, we urge you to follow the Run, Hide, Tell advice.

If you come under attack:

RUN, if you can

HIDE, if you can't run

TELL  the police what's happening when you can.

The National Police Chief's Council has made a film to explain this advice.

In the event of an armed police response, please ensure you always:

  • Follow officers' instructions
  • Remain calm
  • Avoid sudden movements that may be considered a threat
  • Keep your hands in view

It is likely that, if you are caught up in an incident which requires an armed police response, officers may:

  • Point guns at you
  • Treat you firmly
  • Question you
  • Be unable to distinguish you from the attacker
  • Evacuate you when safe to do so

Report anything suspicious:

The current terror threat to the UK remains severe meaning an attack is highly likely.

We urge you to be alert but not alarmed.

If you see or hear anything that could be terrorist related, please act on your instincts and call the Anti Terrorist Hotline on 0800 789 321  - your call will be dealt with confidentially. Alternatively, visit the Act to Counter Terrorism website

Run, Hide, Tell International

Counter Terrorism Policing (CT Policing) has significantly increased its international presence in the last two years, with many more staff currently deployed overseas working with local authorities to help protect British citizens from the global terror threat.

As UK schools break up for summer holidays and the travel industry prepares for one of the busiest periods of the year, the UK's most senior counter terrorism officers are asking holidaymakers to play their part by watching a short video instructing them what to do in the unlikely event of an attack.

The video can be found by visiting www.counterterrorism.police.uk/staysafe

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