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New national campaign urges people to report extremist or terrorist activity

Wirral Council is backing a new campaign launched today urging the public to help the police tackle terrorism and save lives by reporting suspicious behaviour and activity.

You can find out more about the campaign here

Key messages of the campaign are:

  • Communities defeat terrorism. With the enduring terrorist threat, it is now more important than ever that everyone plays their part in tackling terrorism. Your actions could save lives.
  • 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.
  • You can report in confidence online via a 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.

What should I report?

Like other criminals, terrorists need to plan. You can report suspicious activity or behaviour – anything that seems out of place, unusual or just doesn’t seem to fit in with everyday life.

The campaign has been backed by Wirral Council. Cllr George Davies, Wirral's spokesperson on community safety, said:  'Recent terrorist related atrocities demonstrate that terrorism can occur anywhere and in any community. That is why I have requested a review of the Councils Prevent Strategy as part of our delivery of the Wirral Pledge – Ensuring Our Communities are Safe.  I fully support this campaign and encourage us all to report anything that could be suspicious by calling 0800 789 321.'