Terrorism in the UK

Detective Chief Superintendent Mark Warrender, Head of Crime, Gwent Police:


This week, Gwent Police is raising awareness about how communities can ACT together to defeat terrorism.

It is a difficult subject to broach.  We must tread a fine line between informing our communities while avoiding causing undue alarm.  

And yet, we’ve seen that terrorists can strike at any time and any place without warning.  

So this week, we’re sharing advice as part of a national campaign.  

It’s designed to raise awareness about how members of the public can report what they see and hear, what signs could suggest a terrorist threat and how members of the public can protect themselves. 

If you’ve seen or heard something that could suggest a terrorist threat to the UK, even if it seems minor or not worth mentioning, trust your instincts and ACT by reporting it.  Any piece of information could be important, no matter how small or insignificant it may seem, it is better to be safe and report it.

You can help us prevent terrorism and save lives. Even if you’re not sure, please let us know so our specially trained officers can look into it, no call or click will be ignored. Action Counters Terrorism.

There are different ways you can tell us about possible terrorist activity either in the UK, or that might affect the UK. Report it online at www.gov.uk/ACT using our quick and confidential online tool, or call the confidential Anti-Terrorism Hotline on 0800 789 321. We monitor this service 24 hours a day. If it’s an emergency and you suspect an immediate danger call 999.

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