WATCH: Anti-terror police issue advice to South Yorkshire holidaymakers

As holidaymakers in South Yorkshire prepare for their summer breaks, police have issued advice on what tourists should do if they are caught up in an terror attack.

Monday, 16th July 2018, 5:34 pm
Updated Monday, 16th July 2018, 5:42 pm
A still from the Counter Terrorism Policing video Stay Safe Abroad.

Counter Terrorism Policing - in association with the Foreign Office and ABTA – The Travel Association - have launched this four minute film outlining what to do if the unthinkable happens.

While the chances of being involved in a terror attack remain low, they say the video and accompanying advice could help British tourists stay safe if the worst should happen.

A spokesperson for Counter Terrorism Policing said: "The chances of being caught up in a terrorist incident are still low but sadly we have seen atrocities take place in the UK and abroad, so it is important everyone stays alert and knows what to do if the worst was to happen.

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"We offer this advice in the same way airlines show a safety video before take-off. They do not expect anything bad to happen but it is a sensible safety precaution to show people what to do.

"While there is no specific intelligence that British holidaymakers will be targeted, this film highlights the steps you can take to minimise the impact of an attack – including knowing the local emergency services number."

The key advice is:

Run – to a place of safety. This is better than trying to surrender or negotiate.

Hide – it is better to hide than confront. Barricade yourself in, turn your phone to silent and use only when it is safe to do so.

Tell – Make sure you know the local emergency numbers in the country you’re travelling to. For all EU counties it’s 112.