Advice from Met top boss
If you find yourself in a terror attack, run or hide or call the police.
Scotland Yard Assistant Commissioner Mark Rowley said that dealth toll in ISIS-style attacks could be reduced if people follow basic advice.
He said that by learning the “basic” rules people could save their own lives and help to reduce the death toll if IS terrorists began a mass casualty attack.
“It may seem blindingly obvious, but some people don’t run, they will duck down where they are, do all sorts of different things in the panic,” Rowley told the Standard.
“So let’s be really clear – run as far away as possible and when you can’t run any further, hide, and then tell – call the police because we’ve got the people, the resources, the firearms to deal with it. It’s very straightforward.”
Rowley added that Londoners should report any suspicious activity as this could lead to terror attacks being stopped.
“Every Londoner can help the fight against terrorism, whether it’s being more prepared personally or at work or if you are suspicious about something or someone – if you see someone acting suspiciously near where you work then straight away contacting us, whether you are working in Canary Wharf or the local high street.
“That person who’s suspicious may be someone doing reconnaissance because they want to attack a shopping centre or it may be someone who is preparing in a different way, hiring a car or a lorry, it could be all sorts of ways, but we say to the public, trust your instincts and pick up the phone to us.
“We the police aren’t being defeatist, we are arresting more and more people, we are bringing more firearms officers on patrol, we’re putting more on foot patrol in crowded places, doing everything we can to flex our resources to protect the public and what we are saying is we aren’t being defeatist, it’s important the public aren’t defeatist as well.