Stay Safe

National Counter Terrorism Policing has launched a short public information film which sets out practical steps that can be taken to stay safe in the rare event of a firearms or weapons attack.

Recent events in the UK and abroad remind us all of the terrorist threat we face, which in the UK is considered as 'SEVERE', meaning an attack is highly likely.

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.

The film, Stay Safe: Firearms and Weapons Attack, sets out three key steps for keeping safe and, along with accompanying public information material, is available to view below.

The film and leaflet advise those who get caught up in an incident to 'run, hide and tell':

RUN, if you can; if you can't run, HIDE and then, when you can, TELL the police what's happening so they can get help there quickly to stop the threat (dial 999). Also tell others of the threat so they don't approach danger.

Counter terrorism police, in association with the Foreign Office and ABTA The Travel Association, have launched a four minute film aimed at holidaymakers travelling abroad this summer, providing advice outlining what to do if you're caught in an attack:

Download the information leaflet (PDF)

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