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Summer Security campaign

by Laura Johnston

The Counter Terrorism Policing Unit has issued advice to people staffing or attending sporting events, concerts or festivals over the summer, ensuring they can enjoy themselves whilst staying safe.  This follows the terror attacks in London and Manchester last year.

Advice includes:-

  • Please arrive early for extra security measures. This will help prevent delays in getting into the event.
  • Be patient with security checks and help the staff to help you.
  • It is essential that you do not bring unnecessary items to the event; this will help to speed up searches and your entry to the event.
  • If you spot someone acting suspiciously, report it to police or to security staff immediately: don’t leave it to someone else.
  • In an emergency, if you think there is an immediate risk, always call 999 and look around you for help from staff ‐ especially those with radios who can raise the alarm quickly.
  • Don’t leave bags unattended or anywhere they could cause a security scare. And never agree to look after anyone else’s bags, no matter how plausible their story.
  • If there is an incident, listen to staff and any announcements. Organisers will have emergency plans to help you keep safe.
  • Remember, the chance of being caught in a terrorism incident is small. But if it happens ‐ Run, Hide, Tell.