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« Reply #1 on: March 16, 2009, 09:52:40 AM »
Don't rely on others - new terror message

People across Greater Manchester are being urged to play their part in tackling terrorism as part of a new initiative.

The North West Counter Terrorism Unit is supporting the national launch of a campaign asking people ‘don’t rely on others - if you suspect it, report it’. The initiative will see the message highlighted across Greater Manchester together with the Anti-Terrorist Hotline number 0800 789321 on large posters as well as local radio advertising.
Detective Chief Superintendent Tony Porter said: “We can all play our part in protecting our communities and reporting any suspicious activity. If you have concerns about something, don't leave it in the hope someone else will report it. It is down to us all as individuals to make sure the call has been made as it could save lives."
 For the first time the message is also going to be provided to visitors to Manchester Airport, people going to hair salons, filling up at local petrol stations, using washrooms in bars, and using the 118 118 text facility.

Detective Chief Superintendent Tony Porter, head of the NW CTU, said: “We can all play our part in protecting our communities and reporting any suspicious activity.

”When people provide information to the Anti-Terrorist Hotline they could be giving us the final piece of a complex jigsaw.

”If you have concerns about something, don't leave it in the hope someone else will report it. It is down to us all as individuals to make sure the call has been made as it could save lives.

”People can report their concerns through the hotline and they will be treated in the strictest confidence, and all information will be thoroughly researched before any police action is taken.”

During the month long initiative cards, postcards and leaflets with the hotline number on will be distributed to communities. People will be encouraged to keep the phone number and store it so they have it to hand if they need to use it.

DCS Porter explained: “We continue to try and find innovative new ways to reach people and ensure they know what to do if they are concerned about suspicious activity. This initiative is the latest phase of that work and is not linked to any current threat.”
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