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Run, Hide, Tell - Stay Safe

Police and security agencies are working tirelessly to protect the public but it is also important that communities remain vigilant and aware of how to protect themselves if the need arises.

Run Hide TellAttacks in the UK and abroad remind us all of the terrorist threat we face.

The current UK threat level can be found here.

Police and security agencies are working tirelessly to protect the public but it is also important that communities remain vigilant and aware of how to protect themselves if the need arises.

National Counter Terrorism policing is providing advice to the public on the steps they can take to keep themselves safe in the rare event of a firearms or weapons attack.


Stay Safe in the event of a terrorist attack abroad

Counter Terrorism police - in association with the Foreign Office and ABTA - The Travel Association - have launched a new four minute film outlining what to do if caught up in an attack.

Whilst the chances of being involved in a terror attack remain low, holidaymakers travelling abroad this summer are being urged to watch a new video designed to help keep them safe in the event of an incident.

The key advice is:

Run - to a place of safety. This is better than trying to surrender or negotiate.

Hide - it is better to hide than confront. Barricade yourself in, turn your phone to silent and use only when it is safe to do so.

Tell - Make sure you know the local emergency numbers in the country you're travelling to. For all EU counties it's 112.


The National Police Chief's Council (NPCC) has released the short public information film Stay Safe: Firearms and Weapons which sets out the key options for keeping safe should the worst happen.