Trafford Council is urging the public to be vigilant when it comes to suspicious activity that could be linked to terrorism acts.
The UK is on heightened alert for possible acts of terrorism acts and a Government initiative was recently launched in Manchester that aims to involve the public in being vigilant when it comes to spotting and reporting suspicious activity. One of the key messages of the campaign is the commitment by police and other agencies to protect individuals who wish to remain anonymous. Your details will never be released without your permission.
At the launch of ACT (Action Counters Terrorism), held atManchester Town Hall, the audience were told that since 2013 13 terrorism plots had been foiled and that one in three investigations had received information from the public.
It is the interaction and support from the public that ACT is all about. The Government wants people to actively look out for and report any activity that they spot to the police.
Cllr John Lamb, Trafford Council’s Executive Member for Communities and Partnerships, said: “The main message from the national launch in Manchester was that no matter how seemingly trivial, if you think that something either sounds or does not look quite right then report it. It seems that the agencies that keep us safe have been able to act effectively based on hunches and the feelings of members of the public that something did not seem right. If in doubt report it.”
Posted on Monday 20th March 2017