The use of a nerve agent in Salisbury has Schofield the country and the Government is right to be taking strong action against Russia as a consequence. There is no specific intelligence to suggest any increased threat within the Thames Valley but the national threat level remains at Severe, meaning an attack is highly likely.
Thames Valley has a significant counter terrorism capability through Counter Terrorism Policing South East to help keep the public safe, but we are all urges to be vigilant.
Don’t worry about wasting police time. No call or click will be ignored. What you tell the police is treated in the strictest confidence and is thoroughly researched by experienced officers before, and if, any police action is taken.
Any piece of information could be important, it is better to be safe and report. Remember, trust your instincts and ACT. Action Counters Terrorism.
Detective Chief Superintendent Kath Barnes, Head of Counter Terrorism Policing South East, said: “It is vital for the public to know that no matter how small the matter might be, if you think it is suspicious and you have concerns, report it.
“Counter Terrorism Policing South East will take all information seriously, any piece of information could be important, it is better to be safe and report. Communities are the key to defeating terrorism and you can help us prevent terrorism and save lives through your actions.”
How can I report?
Reporting is quick and easy. You can report in confidence online via our secure form: www.gov.uk/ACT. Alternatively, you can call the police confidentially on 0800 789 321.
All reports are kept confidential and you can report anonymously.
In an emergency always call 999.