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Basu calls on public to help fight against 'scourge of terrorism'

Basu calls on public to help fight against 'scourge of terrorism'

Following the recent events in Reading, Assistant Commissioner Neil Basu, the head of Counter Terrorism Policing, has called on the public to help in fight against 'scourge of terrorism’.

Lamenting the way in which the timing of the attack coincides with coronavirus, Basu stressed that the public can play its part to protect communities from the scourge of terrorism, especially via the Action Counters Terrorism (ACT) website.

You can learn what suspicious behaviour looks like by doing CT Policing’s online course. It takes 45 minutes to complete the course and be in a stronger position to help save lives. Over half a million people have already taken part.

Basu said: "As we begin to return to normal and public places become more crowded, we must be vigilant to the ongoing threat. If you see any suspicious activity, don’t hesitate to ACT - report it. "If you’re at work and you want more help to protect your colleagues and customers you can download our ACT app. There is also lots of free advice from us online.

"While what happened in Reading on Saturday night was horrific, I am proud of the heroes who rushed forward to help. I know these will be life changing events for you too. But your actions were an example to us all to step forward and play our part. Terrorists aim to divide and break society through fear. We can all help to stop them by working together."

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