What are the risks for Lancashire?

Lancashire is a safe place to live and work, and the probability of getting caught up in a terror attack is small. However, whilst it is important to go about daily business normally, it is also sensible to be alert to any individual who might want to put the public in danger. If anyone is acting suspiciously it is essential to report them. The information may be vital and could prevent a terrorist incident from taking place.

How could this affect me?

Potential impact and consequences

Terrorist attacks are intended to cause mass injury, death and destruction, resulting in devastating damage to communities, property and economies. Everyone can play a part in keeping Lancashire safe and preventing terrorism. Each year, reports from the public in the UK have helped the police keep communities safe from terrorism. Taking action can literally save lives.

What to do If there is a terrorist attack

  • Be alert. If you come across anyone or anything you suspect might be linked to terrorist activity, tell the police - they want to hear from you. It might be where you live, work or even in a shop or business premises. If something doesn’t look or feel right the best thing to do is report it. The police and other authorities will never say you shouldn’t have, and you could save someone’s life by doing so.

  • When reporting suspicious activity, in an emergency - always dial 999. For non-emergencies - call Lancashire Police on 101 or use their online form Lancashire Constabulary - Report Online.

  • Contact the anti-terrorist hotline on 0800 789 321 or online at Action Counters Terrorism.

  • Contact Crimestoppers – a national organisation independent of the police,  where you can give information free and in confidence, on 0800 555 111.

  • Remember - Action Counters Terrorism – so trust your instincts and ACT. Any piece of information could be important, so it is better to be safe and report it.

  • Business delegates can attend an ACT Strategic event to gain an understanding of how to prevent against, manage, and recover from a terrorist attack. The sessions are free and facilitated by Counter Terrorism Specialists in a group setting.

  • Sign up to receive alerts and information about risks in your area.

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