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CNC supports Action Counters Terrorism campaign
CTB News: 06/03/2017 - 14:09
The Civil Nuclear Constabulary (CNC) has voiced it support for the national Action Counters Terrorism (ACT) campaign, which runs across the country until the end of March.
Assistant Commissioner Mark Rowley is launching the new ACT campaign to encourage the public to report suspicious activity to the police and to act on their instincts to help prevent atrocities taking place in the UK and overseas.
The appeal comes as new figures reveal that information from the public has assisted counter terrorism police in a third of the most ‘high-risk’ investigations, helping keep communities safe.
Mike Griffiths, CNC chief constable, said: “As a national police force with responsibility for the armed protection of civil nuclear facilities and materials, counter-terrorism is at the heart of what the CNC do.
“The severe threat level indicates that it is highly likely that a terrorist attack could happen in the UK although it has not been raised in response to a specific threat. This campaign reminds everybody, from law enforcement to businesses to the general public that they have a role to play in keeping the UK safe from terrorism. This awareness campaign also asks us all to be vigilant - if you suspect it, report it. Nobody is better placed to detect something that is out of place in their communities than the people living in them.”
The UK and US have announced new carry-on restrictions banning large electronic devices on certain passenger flight, with US media reporting that so-called Islamic State group (IS) has been working on ways to smuggle explosives on to planes by hiding them in electronics.
Mayor of London Saidq Khan has launched a new policing plan, outlining a series of measures aimed at tackling hate crime, supporting victims and boosting the Metropolitan police’s armed anti-terror squad.
Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson has announced that Jeremy Fleming has been appointed to succeed Robert Hannigan as director of the UK Government Communications Headquarters (GCHQ), with the agreement of Prime Minister Theresa May.