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Anti Terrorism Roadshows Hailed A Success

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Published at 10:20am 4th December 2014.

Dorset Police say they've received good support from the public after a series of roadshows telling us how to look out for terrorism.

National Counter Terrorist Awareness Week was aimed at educating the public about the dangers of radicalisation and what they can do to stop it.

Reports of suspicious behaviour nearly doubled after the Terror Threat Level in the UK increased on 29th August, this year.

Chief Superintendent Jane Newall said: "The interest and support from members of the public during this week has been wonderful and I would like to thank our staff and partners for their dedication to such a worthwhile campaign.

"While this was a week-long campaign, it is vital that communities understand the importance of preventing terrorism and protecting vulnerable people.

"We ask that you continue to report any activity or behaviour which strikes you as not quite right and out of place in your normal day-to-day lives. You may feel it's probably nothing, but unless you trust your instincts and tell us we won't be able to judge whether the information you have is important or not.

"Please, if you have any concerns about one of your family members, friends or someone in your local community speak to a local officer or alternatively contact the Anti-Terrorist Hotline on 0800 789 321."

Police have also been receiving new training over the course of the week to help them recognise warning signs of terrorism and identify those at risk, which will continue till the New Year.

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