New video provides advice to public regarding terrorist attack
Release date: 21 December 2015
You may have seen on recent news bulletins the public information film issued by the National Police Chiefs Council which gives some basic advice on what is considered the best thing to do should you ever be caught up in a firearms or weapons attack. The film has been produced following a number of attacks around the world.
You can access the film through the following link (via youtube):-
Within the film, there are references to terrorism threat levels - which indicate the likelihood of a terrorist attack in the UK. There are five levels of threat:
- low - an attack is unlikely
- moderate - an attack is possible but not likely
- substantial - an attack is a strong possibility
- severe - an attack is highly likely
- critical - an attack is expected imminently
The level is set by the Joint Terrorism Analysis Centre and the Security Service (MI5). Threat levels can change at any time, as and when different information becomes available to security agents.
The current threat level in the UK is ‘Severe’, and has been so for over a year. Notwithstanding this, the Police have confirmed that the probability of being caught up in a firearms or weapons attack is very, very small.
Whilst the film has already been used in security training briefings, the NPCC now wishes to roll out the information to other organisations and the public.
The release of the film is not meant to alarm and/or scare, but is about raising awareness and trying to ensure that, in the tragic event that anyone gets caught up in a rolling firearms or weapons attack, they are better informed and better advised to protect themselves.