Got a Concern?

Whatever your concern, report it and we will listen and act on it.

We want to hear from anyone who sees anything suspicious, whether it’s a vehicle, package, or person. We advise you to rely on your instincts and if in doubt, it’s better to report it.

There are several different ways you can raise concerns about terrorist activity.

In an emergency

Always call 999 in an emergency.

An emergency is when someone’s life is in danger, someone is at immediate risk of violence, property is about to be damaged, or serious disruption to the public is likely. So you might be watching someone behave suspiciously, or have seen a vehicle or unattended bag which might be an immediate threat.

Concerns or sensitive information

If you have any concerns about potential terrorist activity within your neighbourhood or community that do not constitute an emergency, there are several ways you can report them.

Report online

The internet is used by some people to promote, glorify, or help carry out acts of terrorism and violent extremism.

If you have seen illegal or harmful information, pictures, or videos on the internet you can report these anonymously online to the Home Office or email Lancashire Constabulary.

Report online materials to Lancashire Constabulary: [email protected]

Report online material on the Home Office dedicated web page: Home Office

You can report your concerns online directly to MI5


Call the confidential Anti-Terrorist Hotline on 0800 789 321

Or you can call us directly on 101.

Your call will be taken by specialist officers who will listen to your concerns.

Speech or hearing difficulties?

If you have speech or hearing difficulties use the textphone service on 0800 032 4539.

Note that text message from mobiles are not accepted.


Email your concerns to our dedicated email address: [email protected]

Concerned about a vulnerable individual?

Email your concerns to our dedicated email address: [email protected]

What can put people at risk of extremism?

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

Counter Terrorism Advice and support

There is a dedicated Prevent team that cover the whole of Lancashire who can advise and offer support around the issue of terrorism and radicalisation.

Call our Prevent team on the number for advice or support: 01772 413398.


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