Just a minute: Spare 60 seconds to help save lives

Counter terrorism policing poster

A mere minute could be all it takes to share vital knowledge that will help Counter Terrorism Police keep everyone safe.

Merseyside’s Police Commissioner Jane Kennedy is supporting a short film being launched in cinemas across the country, which highlights possible signs of terrorist activity and explains what the public should do.

The 60-second advert, which has already won a number of industry awards, will be on screens before many of the upcoming top-rated movies. It is also available online.

Called ‘Look Again’, the powerful production shows what sort of behaviour could indicate someone is planning a terrorist attack.

It then explains how members of the public can ACT to report their concerns online at gov.uk/ACT.

Crucially, it stresses not to worry that you might be wasting police time.

Jane said: “One of the key messages of the film is that life has no rewind button. If you report concerns and they turn out to be nothing that’s completely fine. But you can’t turn the clock back. It’s much better to contact police and let their specially-trained officers make an assessment.

“As the film states, reporting won’t ruin lives but it could save them.”

Look Again is in selected cinemas across the Merseyside region and nationwide from March 6 to April 26.

It is available online here.

Anyone with concerns about possible terrorist activity can contact police in confidence at gov.uk/ACT. In an emergency, always call 999.