‘Run, hide, tell’: New video advises Londoners how to stay safe in a terror attack

Police have released a video advising Londoners how best to stay safe should terrorists launch an attack on the capital.

The UKs current terror alert is severe – meaning an attack is highly likely.

The four minute film, released by National Counter Terrorism Policing (NCTP), advises that if you are caught up in an incident to ‘run, hide and tell’ – run to a place of safety, hide and tell the police by calling 999.

Deputy Assistant Commissioner for NCTP, Neil Basu, said: “The public should not be alarmed by this step.

“While the general level of threat to the UK is severe, the probability of being caught up in a firearms or weapons attack is very, very small.

“However, it is important the public know what to do in the event of getting caught up in such an incident.

“We know that from case studies and the testimony of people who have survived attacks that the advice given in the film has saved lives.

“With the threat level remaining at a high level, the police and security service continue to operate at a heightened state of readiness – we are working on hundreds of investigations and making an arrest a day.

“However, it is only with the ongoing support of communities that we can defeat terrorism – you are our eyes and ears so please be alert, but not alarmed.”

People are urged to remain vigilant and report any suspicious behaviour or activity to the confidential Anti-Terrorist Hotline on 0800 789 321 or in an emergency, 999.