Counter Terrorism In Eastern England #GunsOffOurStreets

Police across Bedfordshire, Cambridgeshire, Essex Hertfordshire, Norfolk and Suffolk are reminding the public of some simple steps to take in the unlikely event of a marauding gun attack.

It's National Counter Terrorism Awareness Week and  the follows anniversary of the Paris attacks by gunmen and suicide bombers who left 130 people dead and hundreds wounded on 13 November 2015.

Det Supt Glen Channer, of the Eastern Region Counter Terrorism Intelligence Unit, is urging people to view a video, called  Run, Hide, Tell, that gives advice on what to do if confronted by terrorists.

The video explains that it is important to run to a place of safety, which is a better option than to surrender or negotiate. If there is nowhere to run then hide, since is better to hide than confront. Turn your phone to silent and turn off vibrate. Barricade yourself in if you can. Only when it is safe tell someone, by calling police on 999.

Det Supt Channer said: “We would reassure the public that we are doing all we can to thwart terrorism and the chances of ever being caught up in an attack are very small.

“However, the public can help themselves, and us, by knowing what to do in the unlikely event of an attack and Run, Hide, Tell is an easy message to remember when suddenly confronted by danger.”

The call comes as the Eastern Region Counter Terrorism Unit supports #GunsOffOurStreets, which is a campaign that urges residents to report suspicions about guns and ammunition.

A social media campaign includes posts such as “Illegal Guns only help terrorists and gangs. Tell us what you know, not your name” and “You knew he had a gun when you were mates. How does that make you feel now you have fallen out?”

Det Supt Channer said: “Our message to residents is have the courage to contact us. We will treat your information in confidence and you can be sure we will act on it.”

 Anyone with information about guns can contact police, in confidence, on 101, or anonymously by ringing Crimestoppers
on 0800 555 111.

If you enjoyed this post and never want to miss out on future posts please Follow by Email


Dunstable News Desk

DND Facebook Page
Contact DND
DND Twitter
DND Pinterest
- - - - - - - - -
Dunstable News Desk administers these Facebook Groups:
1. Images of Dunstable, South Bedfordshire & Nearby Past & Present Public Group, photography and art.
2. News Desk Business Group Public Group* for business recommendations
3. Job Vacancies in South Bedfordshire Public Group for jobs
4. Bus News Desk (Dunstable & Houghton Regis) Public group
5. News Desk Conversation Group (Houghton Regis & Dunstable) Private Group, discuss local issues *Public Group - anyone, including non members, can read comments.
Private Group - what is discussed here is for members eyes only.

Search Dunstable Town Council website
Dunstable - Preserving the Past for the Future - Facebook site that watches and discusses planning applications.

Other Group Sites
Luton News Desk
Houghton Regis News Desk
Donate to help Alan here