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The threat of terrorism in the UK is real, but with a little knowledge you can increase your safety and help protect yourself against a terrorist attack. Find out below how to stay safe when you’re out and about and how to report any suspicious behaviour that could be connected to terrorism.
Download the transcript for the Run Hide Tell video at the bottom of this page.
Communities defeat terrorism. We need the help and support of individuals, businesses and communities across the UK to remain alert and maintain the safety and security of those places where we live, work and socialise.
If you see or hear something unusual or suspicious, trust your instincts and ACT (Action Counters Terrorism) by reporting possible terrorist activity in confidence. Any piece of information could be important, so it's better to be safe and report anything you see. You can help the police prevent terrorism and save lives.
Crowded places, events, public transport, and iconic locations throughout the country are some examples of locations that could be potential targets for terrorists.
You're familiar with your workplace and surrounding area, so you’re ideally placed to spot when something is amiss. In this period of heightened alert, it is vital to remain vigilant, trust your instincts and report possible terrorist activity to the police.
Look for anything that seems out of the ordinary, such as:
If you’ve witnessed any of the above, trust your instincts and report it, in confidence, using our online tool to report possible terrorist activity or call the anti-terrorist hotline on 0800 789 321. Our specially trained officers will take it from there.
You can also download our Run Hide Tell information leaflet below.
Counter terrorism policing has significantly increased its international presence in the last two years, with many more staff currently working overseas with local authorities
to help protect British citizens from the global terror threat.
Our most senior counter terrorism officers are asking UK holidaymakers to keep alert while abroad and watch this short video telling them what to do in the unlikely event of an attack.