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Run, Hide and Tell

At the moment, the issue of terrorist attacks is regularly in the news. But it's been on our agenda for much longer. The police and security service have been working constantly to foil terrorist attacks for years. But we are not complacent about keeping you safe.

Due to events in the UK and abroad, people are understandably concerned about a firearms or weapons attack. These attacks are very rare but in the event of such an attack, it helps to be prepared.

Remember, attacks of this nature are still very rare in the UK.

So stay safe, and just remember the words: run, hide, tell.

Run to a place of safety. This is a far better option than to surrender or negotiate. If there's nowhere to go, then...

It's better to hide than to confront. Remember to turn your phone to silent and turn off vibrate. Barricade yourself in if you can. Then finally, and only when it is safe to do so...

Tell the police by calling 999.


For more information, visit the Protect UK website.

Make a referral

If you're a professional who's worried about a young person or vulnerable adult at risk of being radicalised, use the professionals Prevent referral form.

If you're worried that a friend or family member is at risk of being radicalised, you can make a Prevent referral on the Cleveland Police website.

You can also call Middlesbrough Council's safeguarding team (for both young people and adults) on 01642 726004, or Cleveland Police on 101.

In an emergency, always call 999.