Stay Safe Launched Online
An information film that provides advice on the steps to take to keep safe in the event of a firearms or weapons attack has been released to the public.
The four minute film, Stay Safe: Firearms and Weapons Attack, sets out three key steps for keeping safe and is freely available at:
The film, which has been seen by tens of thousands of people at police-led security briefings, is accompanied by an online information leaflet. The film and leaflet advise that if you are caught up in an incident to ‘run, hide and tell’ – guidance which can be applied to many places and situations. RUN if you can.
If you can’t run, HIDE. Then, when you can, TELL the police what’s happening so they can get there quickly to stop the threat. Also tell others of the threat so they don’t approach danger.
Speaking on behalf of National Counter Terrorism Policing, Deputy Assistant Commissioner Neil Basu said:
“The public should not be alarmed by this step. While the general level of threat to the UK is severe, the probability of being caught up in a firearms or weapons attack is very, very small. However, it is important the public know what to do in the event of getting caught up in such an incident.”