Public Information and Contact Numbers

Following the recent tragic events in Finsbury Park, London Bridge and Manchester, the North East CTU has been working alongside the national counter terrorism network and police forces throughout the UK to support the police response to the attacks, the ongoing investigations and any families affected in our region.

Useful information and contact numbers for those affected by the attacks are available below.

Although the threat level was reduced before the May bank holiday weekend, we are still at a time of heightened threat and it currently stands at Severe; meaning an attack is highly likely.

Communities defeat terrorism and we depend on information from the public in our efforts to keep us all safe. We continue to encourage you to be vigilant and to report any suspicious behaviour or activity to the Confidential Anti-Terrorist Hotline on 0800 789 321. In the case of an immediate threat or emergency, always dial 999.

By working with the police and staying alert you can make it harder for terrorists to plan or carry out attacks. Further information about reporting suspicious behaviour and what to look out for is available at http://act.campaign.gov.uk/

Should you get caught up in the rare event of a weapons attack we’d urge you to follow the Run, Hide, Tell advice.


Where to go for help

Useful information and contact numbers

A webpage with advice for victims and those affected by the Finsbury Park, London Bridge and Manchester attacks is available on the gov.uk website. This page contains advice on where to seek urgent assistance and information, including the official helplines for this incident. It also provides guidance on support services available for victims, witnesses, family members, and all those affected.

If you're looking for the latest updates on the incident that took place in Finsbury Park on June 19 or London Bridge on June 3, you can read more on the  Metropolitan Police website

If you’re looking for the latest updates on the incident that took place in Manchester on May 22, you can read more on the Greater Manchester Police website.

Can you help the investigations?

Do you have images or videos on a mobile phone, tablet or camera that could assist the police investigations? Members of the public with images or footage taken around the times of the attacks are being asked to upload them at ukpoliceimageappeal.co.uk or ukpoliceimageappeal.com.


Further Information

Finally, if you’re concerned that someone is displaying extremist behaviour, or may be vulnerable to being drawn into terrorist-related activity, advice and support is available. Please contact police directly on 101.

Information on staying safe, recognising the signs of radicalisation and the dangers of travelling to conflict zones is available on the national CT policing Facebook page: ‘counterterrorismpoliceuk’ or the Prevent Tragedies website.


Call the confidential hotline on 0800 789 321
In an emergency, always dial 999