If you suspect it, report it
- Have you noticed somebody in the area buying or storing
lots of chemicals? Report it.
- Have you seen discarded chemicals in areas you
wouldn't normally see? Report it.
- Do you have suspicions about somebody using several
mobile phones at once? Report it.
- Have you noticed somebody surveilling an area or generally
acting suspiciously? Report it.
No call to the anti-terrorist hotline is a waste of time, your
call could save lives. We have dedicated members of a team to
follow up on your suspicions.
You have the right to be suspicious and any call made to the
anti-terrorist hotline is made anonymously.
The Cheshire perspective
Our Counter Terrorism Branch works round the clock keeping
Cheshire safe and following up on intelligence received through
surveillance and through the communities.
Although Cheshire may not have the iconic terrorist targets that
cities like London and Manchester have, Cheshire has 200 miles of
motorway, train links to Manchester and North Wales (with a main
junction at Crewe), and a busy airspace. You will find a mix
of traditional industries and commercial enterprises. There is a
northern belt of petro-chemical and chemical industries set against
an area of agricultural farming and light industries, as well as
some of strategic waterways.
These features make Cheshire a potential target which is why
everybody must be on the look out for potential terrorist activity.
Residents are reminded to be vigilant and to report any suspicious
How to report suspicious activity
In an emergency
If you think you have seen a person acting suspiciously, or if
you see a vehicle, unattended package or bag which might be a
threat, immediately move away and call 999.
If you are suspicious or concerned about somebody's activities
If you think that you may have seen something suspicious or you
are unsure about somebody's activities or behaviour, however
insignificant it may seem at the time, call the Anti-Terrorist
hotline on 0800 789 321.
Calls are taken in confidence by specialist officers who will
analyse your information. They'll decide if and how to follow it
up. Your call could be vital to us, however unsure you may be.