North Yorkshire Police highlight new campaign against terrorism as restrictions lift

Police in North Yorkshire have urged people to be vigilant against the threat of terrorism as the restrictions ease.

Counter Terrorism Policing (CTP) has launched a new vigilance campaign to coincide with the easing of Covid-19 lockdown.

And it is backed by our own force.

Detective Inspector Dave Edwards, from North Yorkshire Police’s Prevent Team, said: “Following a year of restrictions impacting all our lives, we recognise people will be keen to get out and about as the lockdown restrictions ease, and the importance of businesses being able to return to more regular trading patterns.

“Let’s enjoy these regained freedoms but please do so in a way that helps keep us safe, not just from Covid-19 but from terrorism as well.

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“The terrorist threat will, understandably, not have been high on anyone’s mind in recent months. It is also fair to say that the threat was temporarily suppressed during lockdown because it was difficult to go out in public and do anything.

“The best defence against the terrorist threat is a collective community effort – where police, security staff, businesses and the public come together to minimise the chance of attack.

“That is why Counter Terrorism Policing has launched this campaign, and North Yorkshire Police and our partners are very happy to give our full support.”

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