help defeat terrorism with the new ACTION COUNTERS TERRORISM (ACT) campaign
Follow LBC's Special Report Week in March, when a new national counter terrorism policing campaign will be asking you to play a key role in tackling the terrorist threat facing the UK. You can do this by reporting suspicious behaviour and online extremist and terrorist material anonymously and securely to the police.
Since 2014, the threat of terrorism in the UK has been severe, which means an attack is highly likely. When attacks have occurred in the past, people have said they suspected something was wrong but were worried they might be wasting police time by coming forward. That couldn't be more untrue – some of the highest priority investigations have benefited from information police have received from communities.
The ACT campaign aims to make you feel comfortable with reporting any potential suspicious activity or online content that you have come across and are concerned about.
Don't be worried about wasting police time or getting someone into trouble. No click or call will be ignored. Don't worry, don't delay, just ACT.
These are just some examples of suspicious activity and behaviour which could potentially be terrorist related:
The internet can be used to promote, glorify or help carry out acts of terrorism and extremism. Help police by reporting:
Call the police on 0800 789321 or visit gov.uk/ACT
Don't worry that you are wasting police time by calling in or even that you might get someone you know into trouble. The police will only take action after appropriate checks have been carried out and no call or clicks will be ignored. Anonymity will be assured and information you give will always be secure. If you see something unusual or suspicious, go with your instinct and make sure to ACT, as it could save lives.
In an emergency, always dial 999
Know what to report and how to report it.
Code Severe is a podcast series hosted by Mark Strong, revealing previously untold stories of terrorist attacks from the files of UK Counter Terrorism Police. Each story is told by detectives, counter terrorism officers, witnesses and the terrorists themselves.
Make sure you follow LBC's Special Report Week 13th to 17th March for more information.
Nick Ferrari is joined by Mark Rowley, National Lead for Counter Terrorism Policing, on how YOU can help prevent a terror attack in Britain.
Iain Dale is joined by Neil Basu, Senior National Coordinator for Counter Terrorism Policing, to look at the different planning stages of attacks and signs to look out for.
Nick Ferrari is joined by an officer from the National Counter Terrorism Internet Referral Unit on the signs of terrorism to look out for on social media.
Iain Dale is joined by a detective from the National Anti Terrorist Hotline to explain what happens when suspicious terrorist activity is reported.
Iain is joined by Mak Chishty, National Policing Lead for Race, Religion and Belief, to discuss how communities play a big part in stopping terrorism.