3 November 2020 – Today, the threat level from terrorism has changed from SUBSTANTIAL to SEVERE as a precautionary measure in response to the events in France and Austria. This threat level moving to SEVERE means it is highly likely that a terrorist attack could happen in the UK, but I want to stress that the change is not based on a specific threat.
“However I do urge the public to remain vigilant and to report any suspicious activity to police. Now, more than ever, we need communities to stand together and reject those who seek to
sow division and hatred between us. We need communities and families to bring to our attention anyone they perceive may be vulnerable, a danger or escalating towards terrorism.
Anyone with information is urged to contact police by calling 0800 789 321 or by visiting www.gov.uk/ACT
Run Hide Tell
Incidents in the UK and around the world remind us all of the terrorist threat we face, which in the UK is considered as ‘SUBSTANTIAL’, meaning an attack is 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.
- Do not touch
- Try and identify an owner in the immediate area
- If you still think it’s suspicious, don’t feel embarrassed or think anybody else will report it
- Report it to a member of staff, security, or if they are not available dial 999 (do not use your mobile phone in the immediate vicinity)
- Move away to a safe distance – Even for a small item such as a briefcase move at least 100m away from the item starting from the centre and moving out.