Northamptonshire Police are urging us to contact them if we’re worried about someone who may be being drawn into terrorism.
The force says it’s also ready to assist anyone worried about community tensions.
Here’s what Northamptonshire Police say…
Communities up and down the country will no doubt have been shocked by the terrible events in Tunisia last week. The police service has been supporting victims’ families, survivors and witnesses through this very difficult time and will continue to do so in the future.
Police forces will also carry on protecting and supporting communities in the UK, who have been affected by what has happened and we will be ready to assist those who may be worried about community tensions in their local area.
We stand together with all communities in the UK and we will take action against any criminal behaviour which seeks to undermine our society, especially where crimes are motivated by hate. Hate crimes are committed by a small minority of people and are not representative of the public. This is a time for us all to work closely together and unite against those who seek, through violence and extremism, to intimidate or cause fear.
Through the Government s Prevent Strategy, the police service works proactively with partners to address all forms of terrorist threat whether from international or domestic terrorism.
Communities and families are asked to contact their local police for access to advice and support about anyone they feel may be potentially vulnerable to being drawn into terrorism or violent extremism. You can contact your local police on 101 or visit www.preventtragedies.co.uk for further advice and guidance.
The one thing that all terrorists have in common is that they have a strong belief in an idea which they are willing to go to extremes to realise. Communities can work together to resist extremist influences which support terrorism, be alert to individual or groups which target them or use their community spaces to propagate their twisted views, and be vigilant against those who raise funds or otherwise support terrorist activities
We advise the public to remain vigilant and to report any suspicious behaviour or activity to the confidential Anti-Terrorist Hotline on 0800 789 321 or in an emergency the public should always call 999.