Run, Hide, Tell
04/02/2017 18:22:00......Posted by Sara Bashford
We attended a presentation by the Counter Terrorism Police and wanted to share the good advice they provided if you are unlucky enough to be caught up in an act of terror. The advice is Run, Hide, Tell.
If it is safe to do so run and get away from the threat, if it isn’t you should find a place to hide. Only when safe dial 999 and tell the emergency services what is happening.
If you have to hide make sure you phone is on silent so you don’t give yourself away and if you are in a room with a keyhole try and stay out of view of it. Only if it is safe and away from the threat should you ring 999.
The other piece of advice relates to all crimes and is about reporting. If you see a crime in progress you should dial 999 even if someone else is doing it too. An example which illustrates the point is that person one could be telling the police the colour of the vehicle only, caller two can only state the make and model but the third person noted the number plate. Having all this clearly makes it more likely that the perpetrator will be caught. So don’t rely on others seeing the same thing as you and make sure you report any incidents.
We don’t want to worry residents unnecessarily, but we felt this was good advice to pass on.