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19th Nov 2015

Government offers advice on how to respond to a Paris-style attack

Tom Victor

With a climate of uncertainty across Europe in the wake of the Paris attacks, the British government has offered some important advice.

A new document has been released, detailing the recommended procedure in case of a “firearms or weapons attack”, and the advice is to escape – rather than to hide – if you can identify a safe route out.

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The government has also offered advice on what to do in the case of a suicide attack or Vehicle-borne improvised explosive device (VBIED), in a separate publication entitled ‘Recognising the terrorist threat’.

Prime Minister David Cameron recently revealed that seven potential terrorist attacks have been prevented in the UK in the last six months.