How to report possible terrorist activity

Who to contact

Call 999 if there is an immediate threat to life

If you have information about possible terrorist activity, call the police anti-terrorist hotline: 0800 789 321

You can also call Leicestershire Police on 101 to report anything that you consider suspicious or connected with terrorism.

What is happening in Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland?

Terrorism is a real and serious threat to us all. To counter the terrorist threat, we need to all work together to tackle the terrorist challenge.

We are working closely with key partner agencies and communities to tackle any extremism.

Since early 2003, the United Kingdom has had a long-term strategy for countering international terrorism, known as CONTEST.

The strategy is divided into four strands: PREVENT, PURSUE, PROTECT, and PREPARE.

Over the last few years, City and County partners have successfully developed innovative initiatives as part of the CONTEST Strategy.

What can you do to help?

Although there is no specific threat to Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland, it is important that the public remain alert and aware of their surroundings. Together we can fight terrorism and make our communities safer.

Report it

We want to hear from anyone who sees anything suspicious, be it a vehicle, package or person. These are difficult to define and we advise people to rely on instinct about whether something is suspicious. In any case we would prefer people to call us if in any doubt.

We will act on it

We will act on information from the public and potential security risks will be taken seriously. This might mean that sometimes roads are closed and buildings evacuated but we are sure that people in the region understand that public safety must always be our first concern and would react in their usual patient manner.

Protecting you

We are also sending a clear message that we will take action to protect the right of all communities to pursue their way of life as they wish, free of the fear of violence and intimidation.

Helping us to help you

Vigilance on the part of the public is one of the best ways of preventing and detecting crime, including terrorist crime. We firmly believe that communities defeat terrorism. Please let us know if you have any suspicions. We don't mind if it proves to be a false alarm.

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