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What holidaymakers should do in a terror attack situation

A new video has been made to tell holidaymakers what to do if they find themselves caught up in a terror attack.

The four-minute clip adapts the "run, hide, tell" message and depicts a firearms attack unfolding at a hotel.

Police have said there is no specific intelligence that UK holidaymakers will be targeted this summer but the film is intended to raise public awareness.

Detective Chief Superintendent Scott Wilson, national co-ordinator for the protect and prepare strategy, told the Press Association: "The chances of being caught up in a terrorist incident are still low but sadly we have seen atrocities take place in the UK and abroad.

"So it is important everyone stays alert and knows what to do if the worst was to happen.

"We want people to think of this in the same way they do the safety film airlines show before take-off.

"They don't expect anything bad to happen but it is a sensible safety precaution to show people what to do."

The run, hide and tell message was introduced by UK police in December 2015 and it encourages people to first run to a place of safety if possible, leaving belongings behind and bringing others with them.

If there is no place of safety, they should hide and turn their phones to silent.

As soon as it is safe, they should alert authorities by using the local emergency number which is 112 in EU countries.

More than 20,000 travel reps have been trained in safety measures including how to spot suspicious items and activity, as well as what to do in the event of a major terrorist incident.

Nikki White, director of destinations and sustainability at travel association Abta, said: "We know that customers would look to those staff working in their hotels and resorts to take the lead and respond quickly to an emerging situation."

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