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Put security at the top of your festive list

Date: 

Thursday, 5 December, 2019

Officers are calling on the public and those who work in our busy towns and cities to remain vigilant and report any concerns to staff, security or - in confidence - to the police at www.gov.uk/ACT 

This annual campaign asks everyone to be the extra eyes and ears of the police, so we can work together to tackle terrorism.

Senior National Coordinator for Protective Security, Deputy Assistant Commissioner Lucy D’Orsi, said: “We are asking everyone out and about enjoying the season to put security at the top of their festive list. The chances of any one person being caught up in a terrorist incident are low. But sadly, as we saw in 2017 and more recently, attacks can be carried out anywhere and anytime.

“The national threat level remains Substantial, meaning an attack is likely, so we need to remain vigilant. Our message is not to worry that you might be wasting our time. If you see something that doesn’t look right – ACT. Report it either to local security or staff - or to police at www.gov.uk/ACT – and let us check it out.

“A few minutes of your time could be a precious gift that helps saves lives. Please be a good citizen this festive period.”