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Threat Level

The UK terrorism threat level is currently Substantial, which means an attack is likely.

While the chances of being caught up in a terrorist incident remain rare, it is important to be prepared and know how to protect yourself if the need arises.

Counter Terrorism Policing has released guidance that sets out three key steps for keeping safe in the event of a firearms or weapons attack.

If you are caught up in an incident our advice is to ‘Run, Hide and Tell’ – guidance which can be applied to many places and situations. We know from case studies and testimony of people who have survived attacks that this advice can save lives.

Find out more on the Counter Terrorism Policing website about how to stay safe and how both the public and industry can help report suspicious activity.



 Run to a place of safety. This is a far better option than to surrender or negotiate. If there’s nowhere to go then…



 It’s better to hide than to confront. Remember to turn your phone to silent and turn off vibrate. Barricade yourself in if you can. Then finally and only when it’s safe to do so…



 Tell the police by calling 999.


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