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What should I report?

You should report suspicious activity or behaviour – anything that seems out of place, unusual or just doesn’t seem to fit in with everyday life.

Do not worry you may be wasting our time. Any piece of information could be important, it is better to be safe and report. You can help the police stop an attack and save lives.

Examples of suspicious behaviour could include:

  • Hiring large vehicles or similar for no obvious reasons
  • Buying or storing a large amount of chemicals, fertilisers or gas cylinders for no obvious reasons
  • Taking notes or photos of security arrangements, or inspecting CCTV cameras in an unusual way
  • Looking at extremist material, including on the so-called Dark Web, or sharing and creating content that promotes or glorifies terrorism
  • Someone receiving deliveries for unusual items bought online
  • Embracing or actively promoting hateful ideas or an extremist ideology
  • Possessing illegal firearms or improvised or home-made weapons – possibly using household items – or showing an interest in obtaining them
  • Holding passports or other documents in different names, for no obvious reasons
  • Anyone who goes away travelling for long periods of time but is vague about where
  • Someone carrying out suspicious or unusual bank transactions

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Remember in an emergency, if you need urgent police assistance you should always dial 999.