Life Has No Rewind Button | Counter Terrorism Policing

Life Has No Rewind Button

The UK’s most senior counter terrorism officer has praised the public’s willingness to ACT in response to the unprecedented terrorist threat, revealing that the number of attacks foiled since March 2017 has risen to 18.

The public are playing a crucial role in helping police and the security services disrupt terrorist activity, with more than 22% of all reports from the public producing intelligence which is helpful to police.

Counter Terrorism Policing are once again highlighting the importance of communities in the UK’s fight against terrorism by launching a new public information campaign, which will be shown exclusively in UK cinemas.

 

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The public are playing a crucial role in helping police and the security services disrupt terrorist activity, with more than 22% of all reports from the public producing intelligence which is helpful to police. 

Counter Terrorism Policing are once again highlighting the importance of communities in the UK’s fight against terrorism by launching a new public information campaign, which will be shown exclusively in UK cinemas.

Thankfully, we did not see the horrors of 2017 repeated last year, but we should not be complacent enough to think the terrorist threat has diminished – the UK threat level remains at SEVERE meaning an attack is highly likely.

Counter Terrorism Policing officers are currently running more than 700 live investigations nationwide, while crucial intelligence from the public has helped police and the security services prevent 18 terror attacks in just under two years.

We have been emphasising for some time that communities defeat terrorism, and the fact that more and more reports from the public provide information that is useful to our officers demonstrates this.

Despite this increasing support, I know some people are still reluctant to speak to us. To them I say, reporting your concerns to us won’t ruin lives, but it might save them.

Neil Basu

Assistant Commissioner, National Lead For Counter Terrorism Policing

Airing across 120 cinemas nationwide for the next eight weeks, the film will encourage people to report suspicious behaviour and activity through www.gov.uk/ACT and the confidential hotline – 0800 789 321.

Your actions can save lives.

Don't ignore it, don't delay, just ACT.