The UK terrorism threat level has changed from substantial to SEVERE, which means an attack is highly likely. This is a precautionary measure assessed and set by JTAC (Joint Terrorism Analysis Centre), everyone should remain alert but not alarmed. The change is not based on any specific threat but takes into consideration the recent incidents in France and Austria.
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.