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Safeguarding Partnership encourages residents to remain vigilant in light of UK’s terrorism alert

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Shropshire Safeguarding Community Partnership are encouraging people to remain vigilant in light of the recent UK terrorism alert.

The threat level moving to SEVERE means it is highly likely that a terrorist attack could happen in the UK, but the change is not based on a specific threat. The partnership want to encourage people to be alert but not alarmed.

Report suspicious activity

If you’ve seen or heard something that could potentially be related to terrorism, trust your instincts and report it. Your actions could save lives.

To report, go to Actions Counter Terrorism (ACT) website on https://act.campaign.gov.uk/, or call 999 if it’s an emergency.

Dean Carroll and Gwilym Butler, Shropshire Council’s Cabinet members with responsibilities for safeguarding and public protection, said:-

 “Although Shropshire is not a high-risk area, we should not be complacent. We should all be vigilant and report any suspicious activity to the police quickly.

“The Christmas season is fast approaching and, although our market towns and villages will be less busy due to the current lockdown, we appeal to everyone to please remain alert and if you see something that doesn’t seem right, act and contact the police at gov.uk/ACT. In an emergency always call 999.”

Ivan Powell, Independent Chair of Shropshire Safeguarding Community Partnership, added;

“You may have already seen in the news that following the terrible events in France and Austria recently, the terrorism threat level in the UK has been raised  from SUBSTANTIAL to SEVERE.

“In Shropshire, all of us have a big role to play in how we come together to prevent terrorism where possible and respond to it as necessary.

“Shropshire Safeguarding Community Partnership are committed to increasing the safety and ability of people in Shropshire to help protect themselves from abuse, neglect or other crime so this subject is very important.

“Members of the public should always remain alert to the danger of terrorism and report any suspicious activity to the police on 999 or the anti-terrorist hotline: 0800 789 321.”

For information and guidance to what signs to look out for or how to stay safe online visit the ‘Let’s Talk About It’ website at https://www.ltai.info/

Those who have been affected by a terrorist attack, can get advice and support at https://victimsofterrorism.campaign.gov.uk/