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Monday 21 August 2017
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UK security threat level increased to critical

On advice from the Joint Terrorist Analysis Centre, the UK government has raised the UK Security Threat Level to Critical (highest possible level), meaning an attack is ‘expected imminently’. 

The Trust has plans in place in the event of a major incident and we are taking extra precautions and actions in response to the raised threat level. 

Remain vigilant 

The police service is urging the public to remain alert but not alarmed. Together with our partners we are doing everything we can to help protect the security of our communities. 

People are asked to be aware of and actively promote the national anti-terrorism campaign called ACT: Action Counters Terrorism and speak to their families, friends and colleagues about it. See their website for details, and be aware of the Anti-Terrorist Hotline number 0800 789 321

In the extremely rare event of a firearms or terror attack the police have issued public guidance advising people to ‘Run, Hide and Tell’. You can read more about the Stay Safe campaign via this website - www.npcc.police.uk/NPCCBusinessAreas/WeaponAttacksStaySafe.aspx

Terrorists want to create distrust and fear. Communities defeat terrorism, which is why we must all maintain a strong relationship between the public and police. The police depend on information from the public, who can be their eyes and ears, in the efforts to keep us all safe. 

Thank you for your continued support at this challenging time.