Whilst the chances of being involved in a terror attack remain extremely rare, holidaymakers travelling abroad this summer are being urged to watch a new video designed to help keep them safe in the event of an incident.
With millions of sun-seekers expected to jet off over the coming months, counter terrorism police – in association with the Foreign Office and ABTA The Travel Association – have launched a new four minute film outlining what to do if caught up in an attack.
There is no specific intelligence that British holidaymakers will be targeted this summer but the launch of the film and supporting information is part of a general campaign to raise awareness among the public. It highlights the steps people can take to minimise the impact of an attack – including knowing the local emergency services number.
This innovative new approach encourages everyone to be prepared should the worst happen.
The central message is Run, Hide, Tell and was first launched by UK police in December 2015 after attacks in Paris. It was recently re-issued to the public by officers during London’s Borough Market incident.