While the chances of being caught up in a terrorist incident remain rare, it is important to be prepared and know how to protect yourself if the need arises. Counter Terrorism Policing has released guidance that sets out three key steps for keeping safe in the event of a firearms or weapons   attack. If you are caught up in an incident our advice is to ‘Run, Hide and Tell’ – guidance which can be applied to many places and situations.

RUN – Run to a place of safety. This is a better option than to surrender!

HIDE – It’s better to hide than to confront. Remember to turn your phone to silent and turn off vibrate. Also barricade yourself if you can do.

TELL – Tell the police by calling 999!