NaCTSO advise for those holidaying abroad

Having launched the ‘Run, Hide, Tell International’ film just over a year ago, Counter Terrorism Policing has again encouraged those travelling abroad this Summer to stay safe and be familiar with its guidance.

With more than seven million people having learned how to keep themselves and others safe should the worst happen due to the film, CT Policing has also significantly increased its international presence in the last two years, with many more staff currently deployed overseas working with local authorities to help protect British citizens from the global terror threat.

This ‘whole system approach’ to fighting the threat from global terrorism is evidence of the Step Change programme in action.

The UK’s most senior counter terrorism officers, alongside the Foreign and Commonwealth Office, the Home Office and ABTA, have relaunched ‘Run, Hide, Tell International’ this summer, reminding holidaymakers to play their part in our collective security by watching the video. ABTA has also translated it into 15 different languages for use in multiple countries, to improve awareness amongst the holiday representatives, hotel staff and security guards.

Chief Superintendent Nick Aldworth, National Coordinator for Protect and Prepare, said: “The chances of being caught up in a terrorist incident are still low, but sadly we have seen atrocities take place in the UK and abroad, especially last year. So it is important everyone stays alert and knows what to do if the worst was to happen.

“An important part of my job is deploying police officers and staff around the world to share the UK’s world renowned security expertise, to better protect our citizens from harm. Now we are asking the public to play an active part, by taking the time to watch this video. We want people to think of this in the same way they do the safety film airlines show before take-off. They don’t expect anything bad to happen but it is a sensible safety precaution to show people what to do.”

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