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East Midlands Ambulance Service Statement re UK Increased Security Threat Level

25th May 2017

Please see below as statement from the Chief Executive of East Midlands Ambulance Service (EMAS) regarding the increase to the UK’s security threat level:

UK Security Threat Level increased to Critical

On advice from the Joint Terrorist Analysis Centre, the UK government has raised the UK Security Threat Level to Critical (highest possible level), meaning an attack is ‘expected imminently’.

At East Midlands Ambulance Service we have plans in place in the event of a major incident and are taking extra precautions and actions in response to the raised threat level.

We will be asking visitors to our premises to show official identification so please ensure you bring yours with you if you are due to visit us in the near future.

Remain vigilant

The police service is urging the public to remain alert but not alarmed. Together with other blue-light services and our partners we are doing everything we can to help protect the security of our communities.

People are asked to be aware of and actively promote the national anti-terrorism campaign called ACT – Action Counters Terrorism – and speak to their families, friends and colleagues about it. See their website for details, and be aware of the Anti-Terrorist Hotline number 0800 789321.

In the extremely rare event of a firearms or terror attack the police have issued public guidance advising people to ‘Run, Hide and Tell’. You can read more about the Stay Safe campaign via this website.

Terrorists want to create distrust and fear. Communities defeat terrorism, which is why we must all maintain a strong relationship between the public and police. The police depend on information from the public, who can be their eyes and ears, in the efforts to keep us all safe.

Thank you for your continued support at this challenging time.

Richard Henderson

Chief Executive (EMAS)

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