I learned how to stay safe during attack
Extremism, bombs and terrorfighting cops. Sounds like the plot of the latest action movie.
But this is the reality of today’s society as we currently face the ‘highly likely’threat of an attack on our nation.
But how do you recognise what’s normal and not normal?
And should you stay or should you run if faced with a bomb threat?
Police Scotland’s aim during Counter Terrorism Awareness Week is to educate the public on how to maximise safety and minimise risk to save lives.
The attacks in Manchester and London and today’s severe terror threat brings counter terrorism events such as this into sharp focus.
And sitting in a packed cinema theatre watching footage of a suicide bomber blowing himself up in a packed bar in Bali, and a lone gunman shoot dead holidaymakers on a Tunisian beach, it was clear knowing what action you should take to stay safe has never been more relevant.
Implementing the‘Run, Hide, Tell’ strategy, we were told, is how an eyewitness and her mum survived the Tunisian beach massacre and saved many more lives.
Staying alert – not alarmed – is what could save your life too.
Evil A suicide bomber killed 22 people when he blew himself up at an Ariana Grande gig at Manchester Arena
Target Terrorists killed and injured innocent people at London Bridge and Borough Market