Counter Terrorism Police Urge Vigilance As Lockdown Eases

Counter Terrorism Police are asking businesses and the public to be alert to more than just the threat of Covid-19 this summer.

As lockdown restrictions ease and potentially provide a greater opportunity for terrorists to operate, business owners and the public are asked to remain vigilant and report anything that doesn’t seem right to security staff or the police.

Detective Chief Superintendent Martin Snowden is Head of Counter Terrorism Policing North East. He said: “Following a year of restrictions impacting all our lives, we recognise people will be keen to get out and about as the lockdown restrictions ease, and the importance of businesses being able to return to more regular trading patterns.

“But we must continue to follow public health guidance and remain vigilant, not just against the threat of the virus but against the threat of terrorism as well”.

The public can also learn how to react in the unlikely event of a terror attack and how to spot and report suspicious activity and behaviour by completing the official Action Counters Terrorism online e-learning for free.

Hundreds of thousands of people across the UK have already participated. Click here to register for access.

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