In an emergency
Always call 999 in an emergency
If you have any concerns about potential terrorist activity within your neighbourhood or community, please contact the Confidential Anti-Terrorist Hotline on 0800 789321. Our specialist officers will take your call and listen to your concerns. Alternatively you can call Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.
A textphone service is also available for people with speech or hearing difficulties on 0800 032 4539 (text messages from mobiles are not accepted).
Reporting suspected terrorism
If you suspect someone is involved in terrorism in any way:
- report your suspicions to them online
- report suspicious activity to MI5
- report online terrorist material
You can remain anonymous.
Advice and training
There are two teams of dedicated Police Engagement Officers that cover the whole of Lancashire and can deliver WRAP sessions. There is also a Channel Coordinator who coordinated all the Channel referrals for Lancashire. They can be contacted on the details below:
South West and North Lancashire – 01772 209830/ 01772 209733/ 01772 209822/ 01772 209689
East Lancashire – 01254 353591/ 01254 353541 / 01254 353510/ 01254 353509
Channel Coordinator for Lancashire – 01772 413029 or email us.
Concerned about a vulnerable individual?
You can report a non-urgent channel referral to our dedicated email.
What can put people at risk?
There is no single profile of a terrorist or extremist. Factors which may make people more vulnerable include:-
- Feelings of grievance and injustice
- Feeling under threat
- A need for identity, meaning and belonging
- A desire for status
- A desire for excitement and adventure
- A need to dominate and control others
- Susceptibility to indoctrination
- A desire for political or moral change
- Opportunistic involvement
- Family or friends involvement in extremism
- Being at a transitional time of life
- Being influenced or controlled by a group
- Relevant mental health issues
Seen something concerning online?
The internet is used by some people to promote, glorify or help carry out acts of terrorism and violent extremism.
The public can now report online content they suspect may be of a terrorist nature direct to a specialist police unit, on a dedicated webpage.