With the coronavirus pandemic changing all of our day to day routines it is understandable that the risk of terrorism hasn't necessarily been front of mind across the country.
The recent terror attacks in France and Austria are reminders that this threat has not gone away and prompted a change in the UK’s terrorism threat level from SUBSTANTIAL to SEVERE, although there is no specific threat.
The University of Aberdeen urges staff and students to help the police tackle terrorism and save lives by reporting suspicious behaviour and activity. Your actions could save lives (or help prevent other criminal activity).
Don’t worry about wasting police time. No call or click will be ignored. What you tell the police is treated in the strictest confidence and is thoroughly researched by experienced officers before, and if, any police action is taken.
Any piece of information could be important, it is better to be safe and report. Remember, trust your instincts and ACT. Action Counters Terrorism.
How can I report?
Reporting is quick and easy. You can report in confidence online via www.gov.uk/ACT. Alternatively, you can call the police confidentially on 0800 789 321.
All reports are kept confidential and you can report anonymously.
In an emergency always call 999.
What should I report?
Like other criminals, terrorists need to plan. You can report suspicious activity or behaviour – anything that seems out of place, unusual or just doesn’t seem to fit in with everyday life.
Watch the ACT film to learn more: https://youtu.be/I6SjX2ZXMnY
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